Wreck injures 1

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, December 29, 2012

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One man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident about 7:20 a.m. Dec. 22 just north of Newark.

DRIVER EXTRICATED – A Crown Victoria is about to be loaded onto a wrecker after a Dec. 22 accident on Farm Road 718. Tyler Huffman, 30, of Newark had to be extricated from the car. Messenger photo by Kristen Tribe

Tyler Huffman, 30, was driving northbound on Farm Road 718 in a Crown Victoria when he hit the back of a pickup also traveling northbound. Department of Public Safety Trooper Gary Reid said he had just turned around and was about to stop the Crown Vic for speeding when it hit the pickup that was slowing down to turn left.

The pickup driver, James Glover, 69, of Newark, had minor injuries but was not transported.

Huffman was pinned under the dash in his vehicle, causing injuries to his legs. He was extricated by the Newark Fire Department and flown by CareFlite to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Trooper Reid said Huffman was conscious at the scene but didn’t remember details of the wreck. He told Reid he may have had a seizure.

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