EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY- A Sunday crash at the intersection of FM 1485 and Waukegan Road a little before 10:30 p.m. sent several juveniles to the hospital by ground ambulance after a lengthy extrication by firefighters.
Trooper Robert Oelsner with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the accident. He said a 2002 Ford Mustang was westbound on Waukegan and the young female driver failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with FM 1485. A northbound 2003 Ford pickup tried to avoid a collision, but struck the driver’s side of the Mustang, sending both vehicles across a ditch and into the yard of a business on the west side of FM 1485.
Emergency responders said for unknown reasons, the crash location was initially dispatched as FM 1484 at Willis Waukegan. Law enforcement and medics went to that intersection and were unable to locate a crash. Fortunately, a first responder en route to the incorrect location happened upon the correct location at FM 1485 and Waukegan and called dispatchers with the correct information then tried to assist the four injured juveniles inside the Mustang.
The four occupants of the Mustang were juveniles and some were seriously injured. One was able to climb out of the vehicle, but the other three were trapped inside, requiring extensive extrication by Grangerland, Bennette Estates and River Plantation Fire Departments. Fortunately, severe weather held off until after the scene was cleared.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control.
The pickup’s three occupants were not seriously injured.
Oelsner said a citation was issued to the Mustang’s driver for disregarding a stop sign.