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Injured victim abandons wrecked vehicle

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, June 2, 2013

Wise County Medics and members of the Alvord Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rollover Friday morning but couldn’t find their patient, who was bleeding from his face, according to a 911 call.

Brian Monroe, 27, was southbound on Farm Road 1655, a couple of miles north of Alvord, when he rolled his GMC pickup off the roadway. The wreck occurred just before 9 a.m. on a sharp bend in the road.

Bailed Out

BAILED OUT – Texas Department of Public Safety state troopers investigate a rollover accident north of Alvord Friday morning, but the injured driver left the scene before emergency responders arrived. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“He lost control of his car,” said Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Russell Reid after surveying skid marks in the road. “He went into the oncoming lane of traffic and started to slide. He tried to correct it and flipped his vehicle.”

After rolling into a grassy ditch, the pickup landed right-side up facing the opposite direction from which it was traveling. Windows were smashed, and the body of the truck was crushed. Debris littered the area around the wrecked pickup, including an empty beer can and a bottle of Zeal energy supplement.

Monroe was injured but had someone pick him up before first responders had a chance to arrive, which was just minutes after the call came in to 911.

“He had some cuts to his face from what I understand,” Reid said.

No other vehicles were involved, and no other property damage occurred in the crash.

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