Slick road leads to wreck

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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A 35-year-old Fort Worth man was hospitalized after a one-vehicle wreck in Wise County Saturday afternoon.

Oscar Cera was taken by ground ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for head and neck injuries sustained in the mishap, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 287 in Rhome.

Saturday Wreck

SATURDAY WRECK – Oscar Cera, 35, of Fort Worth sustained head and neck injuries after the silver pickup he was driving hydroplaned and rammed into a concrete pillar Saturday in Rhome. Messenger photo by Erika Pedroza

Witnesses said Cera was driving southbound in the inside lane when his truck hydroplaned and drifted across the outside lane and shoulder of the road before striking a pillar of the Farm Road 3433 overpass. The impact caused the pickup to ricochet into the outside shoulder, where it came to rest.

A helicopter ambulance was put on standby, but it could not launch due to a storm moving through the area.

Rhome Police Officer Brody Brown said the driver’s injuries were not life-threatening. Cera was the only occupant of the truck, and there were no other vehicles involved.

Rhome police and volunteer firefighters as well as Wise County medics responded to the accident.

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