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CRASH SENDS TRUCK OFF SH 99 OVERPASS

At 12:30 AM Saturday Porter Fire was dispatched to a major accident on SH 99 westbound at River Walk, in Porter, just west of FM 1314. Units arrived to find several vehicles on the side of the road with flat tires. It was then they spotted a Ford pickup with heavy damage facing west in the eastbound lane on the overpass of River Walk. They started to speak to the driver of that vehicle who was suffering a severe head injury but standing outside his truck. It was then they heard someone calling for help. Looking down off the overpass there was a 2012 Chevrolet Utility Van on its side, THe driver was trapped inside with the van on its side. Porter crews quickly went to work to cut the driver out of the van. The driver, who was seatbelted in was talking the entire time. Once removed he was transported to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition with no visible injuries. DPS investigated the crash and determined the FOrd King Ranch driven by a male from Livingston was traveling westbound on SH 99 at an extremely high rate of speed. He slammed into the rear of the van pushing it through the cable barrier in the median, across the westbound lanes, at which point they separated and the van hit the guardrail launching off the overpass and landing on the roadway below as it rolled on its side. Workers with Body Colors Wrecker, CJ Towing, and County Line Wrecker Services spent close to 2-hours picking up electrical tools and supplies that were scattered from the van. Wreckers assisted several vehicles on the shoulder of the freeway that hit debris and flattened tires. One young man from Florida hit a tire ripping out his transmission and oil pan.

 

 

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