A rush-hour wreck on Farm Road 51 South Tuesday sent three carloads of people to the hospital.
Six people were injured in a three-vehicle wreck about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Farm Road 51 and County Roads 4380 and 3390, just north of Texas 114.
Emergency crews found wreckage everywhere and patients in all three vehicles.
Tamara Green, 67, who lived near the scene, ran the stop sign at the intersection of CR 4380, according to a highway patrolman investigating the accident.
“The driver said that her brakes failed,” said Department of Public Safety Trooper Gary Reid.
Green’s pickup collided into the side of a southbound sport-utility-vehicle driven by Rhonda Christian, 42, of Springtown. Christian’s vehicle then ricocheted into another pickup, driven by Decatur resident Rosa Aguero, 52. Aguero was stopped at the stop sign at nearby CR 3390.
Christian, Green and one passenger in her pickup, and Aguero and two passengers in her pickup were all transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
While none of the injuries appeared life-threatening, a young female passenger in Aguero’s car appeared to have suffered the worst of it.
The highway was closed in both directions for more than half-an-hour as crews cleaned up the wreckage and medics tended to the patients.
Reid said if it was a brake failure, then most likely no citations or charges would be issued.