The driver of a silver pickup was transported by ground ambulance to a John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for head and neck injuries sustained in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon.
The male, whose name was not available at the scene, was driving southbound in the inside lane of U.S. 287 in Rhome. Witnesses say the 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 a rest.
A helicopter ambulance was put on standby, but it could not launch due to a storm moving through the area.
Rhome Officer Brody Brown said the driver’s injuries were not life-threatening. The driver was the only occupant of the truck, and there were no other vehicles involved.
Rhome police and volunter firefighters as well as Wise County medics responded to the accident.