Troy, TX – Man Seriously Injured In Crash On Interstate 35
Troy, TX (March 19, 2019) – A two-vehicle crash early Monday morning left one driver seriously injured.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a Chevrolet SUV was traveling in the northbound direction of Interstate 35. The SUV was traveling in the right lane when it drifted into the concrete barrier on the left shoulder. The SUV was then stopped in the left lane of traffic.
A driver, who noticed the parked vehicle, parked their car along the right shoulder of the roadway and put on their emergency flashers to call 911 to alert authorities of the accident.
The driver of a GMC tractor-trailer noticed the vehicle stopped on the right side of the road, so they switched over to the left side to avoid striking the parked vehicle. Upon switching lanes, however, the tractor-trailer struck the disabled Chevrolet, causing the driver to sustain life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was airlifted to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple for treatment.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured driver and their family as they begin the long road to recovery.
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