One Pedestrian Dead, Two Injured in Northgate Garage Accident

One person is dead and two others are injured after a truck struck pedestrians in a Northgate parking garage early Sunday morning.

Sunday morning, College Station police confirmed a single fatality, 21-year-old Lindsay Walters, who lived in College Station.

Rachael Rahn and Andres Andonie Bocock, both 22-year-old College Station residents, were injured.

According to authorities and witnesses on the scene, the three pedestrians were standing in line to pay for parking at the College Main garage, located between Church and Louise Avenues. At about 2:20 a.m., as many people were leaving the district with bars closing, a truck driven by Alma Martinez, 26, began accelerating through the garage.

Authorities say Martinez was unable to slow down as she sped eastbound through the first level of the garage. Her truck jumped a curb and drove onto the pedestrian walking area, hit the three victims, then exited the garage. The truck then crossed the street and struck another vehicle on College Main.

No injuries were noted by police with regards to the vehicle on College Main. There were six people in the truck, according to attorneys representing one of the passengers.

Police did not elaborate on a possible cause or reason for the truck's lack of stopping. It is not known whether alcohol was a factor. No charges have been filed related to this incident as of Sunday evening, but CSPD notes its investigation continues.

Two concrete poles and a bolted-down trash can were in place between the pay station and the street. Both poles were knocked over by the truck, and the trash can was sent flying across College Main into a parking lot across the street.

Walters died at the scene, her body still in the street early Sunday as authorities began their investigation. An eyewitness told News 3 the truck hit and rolled over Walters.

According to acquaintances, Walters was a fifth-year Texas A&M student who was studying accounting at the Mays Business School. Texas A&M's website lists a Lindsay Dian Walters, who is an accounting major.

Rahn was listed in critical condition by St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan as of Sunday evening. By request of the family, the extent of her injuries is not being released.

Andonie Bocock was listed in stable condition at the College Station Medical Center, police told News 3 Sunday morning. When transferred to his room by an operator at The Med later in the day, a person who identified themselves as a cousin said he had suffered a broken shoulder blade, three broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The cousin said the victim was in a large amount of pain. She said Andonie Bocock remembered standing at the pay station, then next remembers being in the ambulance. He did not remember the accident itself, the cousin said Sunday night.

Police cordoned off College Main between Patricia and Second St shortly after the incident to investigate the wreck.


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