Texas Crash Sends 14 to Local Hospital

Texas Crash Sends 14 to Local Hospital

News Sep 23, 2012

A four-vehicle traffic accident sent 14 people to an area hospital and seriously injured three victims on Friday in the Lower Valley.

Police dispatchers said that at about 10:55 p.m., they began receiving calls about three vehicles blocking the intersection at the 9700 block of Alameda.

A few minutes later, witnesses clarified and said it was four vehicles.

When police arrived, they found that everyone involved in the crash was injured.

Further investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Altima and a 2003 Ford Escape were heading eastbound on Alameda, while a 1993 Mercury Tracer, and a 2000 Saturn were headed westbound.

The driver of the Altima lost control of the vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into the westbound vehicles officials said.This caused a chain reaction and the four vehicles crashed into each other.

A total of nine rescue ambulances were at the scene and took 14 patients to a local area hospital.

Three of the 14 patients who received serious injuries were the rear seat passengers of the Saturn, the Nissan Altima, and the driver of the Mercury Tracer.

Police said no one died in the multiple vehicle crash, and everyone was wearing seatbelts. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash officials said.

The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigation's unit are investigating the crash.

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by Alex Hinojosa / El Paso Times
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