A Bridgeport woman was flown to a Fort Worth hospital after accidentally being run over by her daughter following a domestic disturbance near Cottondale early Saturday morning.
According to investigators, it appears Shanda Holsted, 38, and her husband got into a fight and left a residence on Bullion Road on foot, intoxicated.
Holsted’s daughter, Parish Post, 18, of Bridgeport and her friend, who were also at the residence, jumped into a pickup and went to search for them. Post attempted to make a U-turn on a blind curve on Bullion Road, near Luke Road, and struck her mother, who had fallen in the ditch.
Holsted was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth from a nearby field with “incapacitating injuries,” but they did not appear to be life-threatening. A call to the hospital inquiring on her status had not been returned as of press time.
Post was issued citations for no license and no insurance. The accident is still under investigation, and investigators may press other charges, such as a citation for making a U-turn on a blind curve.
“A normal person doesnt expect an intoxicated person to be passed out laying in the ditch when you make a turn,” Trooper Brandon Chaney said. “But you are required to use due-care when manuevering a vehicle either way.”
The husband was located further down the road.
“We talked to him, and he had no idea that the crash had occurred,” Chaney said. “His plan was to walk to Cottondale to get away from everything. He was released to a family friend, who gave him a ride home.”
Cottondale volunteer firefighters, Wise County Sheriff’s deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers worked the accident.