Flavio Martinnez and his family had just pulled out of Jack In The Box at FM 1485 and US 59. just before 7 p.m. tonight.He was exiting onto FM 1485, traffic was heavy but as he came across the eastbound lane a courteous driver stopped in the lane to allow him to get out of the parking lot. That driver was in one of the two lanes. In the next lane over was Michael Helfinger, age 30 of Conroe and his 27 year old brother in their 1996 green Saturn. Not seeing the vehicles stopping to let Martinez exit he continued on and was struck by Martinez’s Ford pickup broadside.
Helfingers brother was transported by MCHD for and injured arm and leg. Michael was not injured. None of the occupants in the Martinez vehicle were injured either.New Caney Fire Department assisted MCSO and DPS with traffic control for almost thirty minutes as the wreck was cleared.