Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Grimes County

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident in Grimes County, including a young girl who was taken by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital.

It happened on Highway 30 and FM 244 in Carlos.

Investigators say a Ford Explorer headed south on FM 244 collided with an 18-wheel truck pulling a mobile home on Highway 30.

"The SUV failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and entered the intersection," Sergeant Alease Wilson with the Department of Public Safety said.

Investigators say the semi hit the the side of the Explorer and that sent it into a pickup.

The driver of the Explorer, his wife and young granddaughter were all injured. The young girl, who was in a booster seat, was air-lifted to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston for leg injuries. Her grandparents were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

It's the latest in a number of serious accidents at this intersection in the past few years, including a fatality New Year's Eve, when a husband and wife pulled in front of a truck and were broadsided. The husband died.

In January, we reported that there have been nine serious accidents at the intersection since 2009, and that's prompted TxDOT to act.

"The intersection has had some things done to it as far as adding caution lights in by TxDOT which has helped with some situations like accidents," Wilson said.

The speed limit has also been lowered in the area and early next year TxDOT will begin construction on an overpass that will carry FM 244 over Highway 30.

A change meant to prevent accidents like these.

The Department of Public Safety has not released the names or conditions of the family members injured in the accident.

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