Scattered areas of rain & a few thunderstorms are moving across the Brazos Valley this afternoon. Later today & into the evening hours, while the coverage is expected to remain low (20%) -- should a thunderstorm develop, it could become severe. Large hail & damaging winds are the main concern -- however an isolated tornado threat cannot be ignored. Strong thunderstorms are possible overnight & early Monday morning, as well (50%).
College Station police became very busy around 3:30 Thursday after two accidents happened around the same time on East University Drive. The first happened at the corner of Tarrow and University by Golden Corral.
Police say the driver of a Ford 1-50 truck may have ran a red light. The truck hit a Hyundai and pushed it into a suburban. The driver of the Hyundai was stuck in the car. After fire fighters got him out he was taken to St Joseph where he was treated for serious injuries.
The second accident happened a few minutes later, a few blocks down on University at the corner of Glenhaven by Cheddars. Police say a blue Matrix tried to make an unprotected left turn onto Glenhaven when it was struck by a Honda. The impact caused the Matrix to roll and flip upside down. No one was seriously injured. Both accidents have been cleared and all lanes are open on University.
In Bryan, tense moments on Texas Avenue after a Cadillac ran a stop sign and hit a van carrying special needs kids. The collision took place shortly after 3 this afternoon at Texas and 23rd Street. Police say only two clients were aboard the MHMR vehicle when it was hit. Both passengers escaped injury, but both drivers were taken to St. Joseph for observation.
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