Coach injured in wreck

By Richard Greene | Published Sunday, May 30, 2010

Decatur volleyball coach Claire Rose suffered minor injuries and was taken to Wise Regional Health System for treatment after a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Decatur.

WAITING FOR A RIDE - Terry Shero stands by his truck after an accident Thursday morning on Farm Road 51 at Preskitt in Decatur. He was uninjured in the accident. Decatur volleyball coach Claire Rose suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Rose, 29, of Paradise, was stopped at a red light on Farm Road 51 at Preskitt in her Cadillac when a Ford F-150 driven by Terry Shero, 28, of Alvord, struck her from the rear at 6:15 a.m.

“She was stopped at the light, and he thinks he may have dozed off and hit her,” said Decatur Officer Robert Cain.

“She was stopped in the right lane, and he hit her and drug her 246 feet until they came to a rest.”

Rose’s vehicle stopped in the left-turn lane north of Preskitt. Shero’s truck came to rest in the northbound ditch.

The impact of the collision broke Rose’s car seat in half, said Cain.

Decatur Athletic Director Kyle Story visited Rose in the emergency room.

“She has a few aches and pains,” Story said. “Her shoulder, left hip and cheek bone are sore.”

CHECKING IT OUT - Decatur officer Robert Cain takes notes at the accident scene while looking at the vehicle of Claire Rose. The Decatur coach was transported from the scene to Wise Regional Health System for evaluation and treatment.

He said Rose’s x-rays and other tests revealed no broken bones or other injuries.

Rose led the Lady Eagles on an undefeated run through District 5-3A in the fall to claim the league crown.

Cain said Shero refused treatment. He likely will be cited for failure to control speed.

The accident shut down northbound traffic on FM 51 for nearly an hour. Traffic was diverted onto Preskitt.

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