Man knocked unconscious in accident

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A Chico man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Texas 114 and Farm Road 51 shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Shelton, 54, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

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TRAFFIC STOPPER – Paradise firefighters and Wise County medics load Jimmy Shelton onto a stretcher after an accident on Texas 114 Thursday morning. Shelton was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital by ambulance. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“He was complaining of neck pain and had an extended period of unconsciousness,” said Department of Public Safety Trooper Zeb Siebeneck. “He became conscious and alert on the scene.”

According to Siebeneck, Shelton turned left from southbound FM 51 onto 114 in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee in front of a Direct TV Ford van driven by Kristopher Earley, 27, of Springtown. The van, which was westbound on 114, struck the SUV near the front wheel well on the left side.

Earley was uninjured in the wreck.

Siebeneck said a witness behind Earley said he was driving under the posted speed limit of 65 mph.

The trooper added that Shelton would be cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.

The crash shut down 114 in both directions for nearly an hour.

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