Just after 2am Thursday morning Porter Fire Department was dispatched to a major accident at FM 1314 and Gene Campbell. Upon arrival they found a commercial mini-van on it’s side in the northbound lane and an SUV in the south bound lane with heavy rear damage. The driver of the van which had sustained heavy front end damage was trapped in his vehicle. He was conscious and talking. The victim of the SUV was also conscious and was taken to Hermann Woodlands in stable condition.
Crews worked for over thirty minutes to free the driver of the mini-van. He was in serious condition and PHI Air Medical was requested to the scene. Porter Fire Department requested a second rescue truck from their department to assist with man power on the extensive extrication.
Once freed he was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
According to DPS the SUV was northbound on FM 1314 and was stopped for the red light at Gene Campbell. The mini-van slammed into the rear end of the SUV spinning it in circles and into the other lane. The impact was so hard it split the rear axle of the SUV in two and broke the drive shaft out of it. The van, which was heavily loaded with tools flipped onto it’s side.
DPS believes alcohol was a factor in the accident.
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