Bridgeport Police Department released the names Saturday afternoon of those involved in a Friday night accident on U.S. 380 near Brookshire’s.
Martina Rodriguez, 47, of Bridgeport was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur after the Ford Explorer she was driving was hit on the driver’s side by a Dodge pickup in the 1200 block of U.S. 380. The pickup, driven by Larry Baker III, 21, of Runaway Bay, was attempting to cross 380 at Lawdwin Avenue just before 10:30 p.m..
Bridgeport Police Chief Randy Singleton said the impact flipped the westbound Explorer on its side, and it slid about 75 feet down 380, stopping just west of the first entrance to the Brookshire’s parking lot.
Martina’s husband, Saul Rodriguez, 47, was riding in the front passenger seat of the Explorer, and he suffered the most serious injuries. He was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. A 7-year-old female passenger was transported by ground ambulance to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and a 13-year-old male passenger was uninjured.
Baker and his daughter, a toddler and passenger in the pickup, were not injured.