CS Police Work Two Accidents On Hwy 6

By: Clay Falls and Sylvia Villarreal Email
By: Clay Falls and Sylvia Villarreal Email

*6 P.M. Update*

Two separate accidents within minutes of each other on Highway 6 in College Station.

No one was seriously injured but all drivers involved were ticketed.

It looked like a train hit a Pontiac Grand Am on Highway 6 Monday afternoon but it was something else.

College Station Police say a distracted driver hauling a flatbed trailer of portable storage buildings lost control, striking the abandoned sedan just south of Southwest Parkway.

"The driver reported that he dropped a bottle of Gatorade, reached down to pick it up, and in doing so drifted over into the shoulder and ran into the side, back of the green-ish blue vehicle," said College Station Police Officer Phil Dorsett.

Dorsett tells us the pickup driver was ticketed for failing to stay in his lane and not having insurance.

Then a few minutes later two more cars would be involved in a collision as traffic came to a halt for the original wreck.

"A young lady who was driving a Toyota Camry headed southbound... wound up rear-ending the white Chevy Tahoe down here," said Dorsett.

The woman in the Camry was transported to The College Station Medical Center as a precaution and was ticketed for failing to control her speed.

"There is about 125 feet of skid mark so you can see where her brakes locked up," he added.

The driver of the Chevy Tahoe that was rear ended in that wreck was also ticketed after police say a six-year-old child in that car wasn't properly secured in a booster seat.

"It is incredibly important that drivers pay attention," added Dorsett.

It's still unknown why the driver of the Toyota Camry failed to stop in time or if she was also distracted.

Police were still trying to locate the driver of the abandoned Pontiac Grand Am Monday afternoon.

They say they first became aware of the vehicle Sunday night and usually wait two days before towing abandoned vehicles.

Distracted driving is believed to have caused two other wrecks near that area of Highway 6 just last month.

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Traffic is flowing normally again on Highway 6 near Southwest Parkway following a pair of major accidents.

The wrecks happened around the noon hour.

A News 3 crew on the scene was told one woman has been transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Traffic was slowed as crews worked to clear the scene.

More details to come as they become available

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