Multiple Freeway CrashesFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Public safety agencies from Bryan and College Station responded to multiple crashes on the freeway Wednesday morning.
Northbound lanes from Harvey to Briarcrest had four crashes, affecting traffic in both directions for about two hours.
At times, northbound traffic was reduced to one lane north of Harvey and everyone exited at Briarcrest. And southbound freeway between Briarcrest and University had to navigate around an ambulance stopped in the passing lane.
Bryan Police report a F-350 truck was attempting to enter the freeway just north of Briarcrest. A Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia were stopped in the exit lane at Boonville due to traffic being backed up. The F-350 was unable to merge into traffic and was unaware of the exit ramp traffic being stopped. The F-350 struck the rear of the Hyundai Santa Fe which caused the vehicle to travel across the north bound lanes, median, southbound lanes and into a residential back yard. The driver of this vehicle was pinned and had to be extracted by the Fire Department. They were transported to St. Joseph Hospital with significant injuries, however, believed to be non-life threatening. The F-350 continued forward striking the rear of a Kia causing that vehicle to spin around and face south. The F-350 continued into the grassy area stopping in front of Scott and White Clinic on Boonville Road. The driver of the Kia and F-350 were not transported for medical attention. The driver of the F-350, 35 year old Tasha McCoy, was cited for fail to control speed.
A second crash occurred just south of Briarcrest. A white Nissan rear-ended a truck and then swerved striking a McCoy’s Lumber truck. No one was injured.
The third wreck occurred north of the Burton Creek bridge, where a Ford Mustang rear ended a Dodge Avenger. No one was injured.
And there was a fourth collision near the third. An F-150 was changing lanes and collided with a Nissan Rogue. The passenger of the Rogue was transported to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer was unable to determine who was at fault.
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