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Collision injures woman

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013

An Alvord woman remains in critical condition at a Fort Worth hospital following a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

Janet Simmons, 55, was seriously injured when the passenger car she was driving was struck broadside by an SUV on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord.

Close Call

CLOSE CALL – Alan Frazier of Irving and his wife escaped with minor scrapes and bruises after their sport-utility vehicle rolled into the median of U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

She was transported by ground ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Investigators said she was in and out of consciousness when Alvord volunteer firefighters extricated her from the vehicle, where she had become trapped after the collision.

According to investigators, it appears Simmons pulled out of the Navigator Truck Stop parking lot in front of an Expedition traveling southbound in the outside lane. The driver, Alan Frazier, 47, of Irving, attempted to move into the inside lane, but the passenger car also continued into that lane, where it was T-boned by the SUV.

The impact caused the SUV to roll and land upside down in the median, where Simmons’ car also came to rest.

Frazier and his wife, the SUV’s only other occupant, sustained minor scrapes and bruises.

In addition to Alvord Volunteer Fire Department, state troopers and Wise County medics and sheriff’s deputies also responded to the wreck, which was reported around 9:30 p.m.

A helicopter ambulance was called to the scene but was unable to fly due to storms moving into the area.

Sunday Wreck

SUNDAY WRECK – Janet Simmons, 55, of Alvord was seriously injured after she pulled out from the Navigator Truck Stop parking lot in front of southbound traffic and was hit broadside. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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