Woman jumps from pickup

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, September 14, 2013

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A Newark woman was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth with a serious head injury and road rash Thursday evening after she jumped from a moving vehicle on Farm Road 730 south of Boyd.

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READY TO FLY – Paramedics wheel Tammy Garcia to an Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter Thursday evening after she leapt from a pickup that was going about 50 mph. The incident occurred on Farm Road 730 just north of Briar. Messenger photo by Bob Buckel

Tammy Garcia, 42, was riding in a white, Dodge pickup with her husband, Jose Garcia, 71. Witnesses said the pickup was traveling about 50 miles per hour northbound on FM 730 near W.N. Woody Road when the woman jumped out.

Sheriff David Walker said Friday that the couple is reportedly going through a divorce, and they may have been arguing when the incident occurred. It is under investigation, but there have been no arrests.

Traffic on FM 730 was shut down in both directions for more than 30 minutes while the helicopter ambulance landed in a nearby pasture.

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