COLLEGE STATION - Roads are back open at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Deacon Drive where police worked a nasty looking crash Friday afternoon. Traffic was diverted for a short time according to College Station Police.
Three cars were involved and police say one driver was trapped inside and had to be pulled out. He was taken to a hospital for what police said were incapacitating injuries. The other drivers were alright.
News release from CSPD
On April 4, 2014 at approximately 1404 hrs, officers with the College Station Police Department were dispatched to the 3200 blk of Texas Avenue in regards to a multiple vehicle crash in that area. Upon arrival officers found that there were a total of three vehicles involved in the crash, including one vehicle that had rolled over several times. As a result of the crash and investigation, traffic was diverted around the area for almost two hours. Initial investigation at the scene revealed the following information.
Officers were able to determine that a red 1993 Ford Explorer, driven by a 51 year old male Hempstead resident, was northbound on Earl Rudder Freeway, had exited for Business 6 (Texas Avenue) and was approaching Deacon Drive. Witnesses reported that the Explorer ran the red light northbound at Deacon, entered the intersection and struck a gold 2003 Hyundai driven by a 71 year old male College Station resident. The Explorer began to become airborne and then struck a 2009 blue Volkswagen driven by a 26 year old female College Station resident. Both the Hyundai and the Volkswagen were reported to be entering the intersection with a green signal from the southbound Earl Rudder Freeway west frontage road and crossing Texas Avenue in the Deacon intersection.
After striking the Hyundai and then the Volkswagen, the Explorer continued through the intersection and rolled over several times before coming to rest on the west side of the roadway north of Deacon. Due to the damage to the vehicle, emergency responders had to extricate the driver (the only occupant) of the Explorer and he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.
The driver (the only occupant) of the Volkswagen refused treatment for non-incapacitating injuries and the driver of the Hyundai (the only occupant) was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.
Investigation into this incident continues and charges may be filed at a later time.