February 4, 2023 3:12 am

Posted: 11.6.2011 10:11

105 EAST HAS JUST REOPENED

Richard Johns, 65 was westbound on SH105 East at 8:30 this morning. With a turn signal on he turned left onto Penny Lane heading for his house. He was pulling a gooseneck trailer with his 1998 Chevrolet 3500 pickup.

It was at that point when Juan Huerta, 56 who is believed to be from Goodrich and was also westbound slammed into the rear of the trailer. The impact was so great that part of the car was ripped of and remained on the rear of the trailer.

Splendora Fire Department spent almost forty-five minutes attempting to extricate Huerta from the vehicle. Huerta who was conscious the entire time only complained about his left arm hurting. However, his legs were trapped under the dashboard and the steering wheel was into his lap. As firefighters worked to cut and pry the metal away from Huerta, MCHD provided medical attention.

Cut and Shoot Fire Department was dispatched to the scene to assist with landing PHI Air Medical.

When Huerta was finally freed he was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston.

DPS Trooper Sutton and Papanos with the New Caney Highway Patrol Office.

The road was reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

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