A near head-on collision sent two people to area hospitals Friday morning.
The two-vehicle accident happened just before 8 on Texas 114 at County Road 4599 west of Boyd. Department of Public Safety Trooper Adolfo Patterson said Valerie Carrillo, 19, of Fort Worth was eastbound on Texas 114 in an SUV when she came over a hill and found herself behind a vehicle that had pulled onto 114 from the county road and hadn’t yet sped up to the traffic flow.
Patterson said when Carrillo realized the vehicle was still moving slow, she slammed on her brakes and turned into the westbound lanes since a guardrail made going right impossible.
The front right corner of Carrillo’s vehicle struck a westbound vehicle, causing Carrillo’s vehicle to roll onto its side and the westbound car to leave the roadway and plow into thick brush.
The driver of the car, Nina Lamance, 38, of Boyd was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The extent of her injuries was unknown, but Patterson said it appeared she had a broken ankle.
Carrillo was transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic was shut down completely in both directions for a few minutes while the helicopter was on the road, and was limited to one lane for some time while the wreck scene was cleared.