Head-on collision closes busy EMC roadway

A late afternoon head-on accident on Ford Road at Parker in East Montgomery County closed that roadway for almost an hour.

According to DPS Trooper Zandt, 59-year-old Phillip Rucinski was eastbound in his 2009 Jeep when what appears to have been a mechanical failure caused him to veer to the westbound lane striking a 2002 PT Cruiser.

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Rucinski was transported to LBJ Hospital in Houston by MCHD ground ambulance.

The driver of the PT Cruiser, 66-year-old Pedro Campuzano, and his front seat passenger, 27-year-old Oswaldo Santana were also transported to LBJ Hospital.

A rear passenger in the PT Cruiser, 25 year-old-Soledad Campuzano was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight with a severe head injury.

Porter Fire Department responded to free the trapped victims. DPS was assisted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office with traffic control.

This was in the middle of rush hour traffic, which was made worse by heavy rains. Ford Road, besides acting as a main feeder road to several neighborhoods, is also a back entrance to Kingwood.

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