Two injured in Thursday collision

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

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One woman was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth following a two-vehicle accident around noon Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 1810 in Decatur.

On Her Way

ON HER WAY – Didra Lee of Paradise is loaded into an Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter Thursday after breaking her leg in a car accident. The other driver involved, Oralia Wood of Valley View, was injured and taken by ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Didra Lee, 40, of Paradise was flown by Air Evac Lifeteam 68 from the scene to Fort Worth.

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said at the scene that Lee suffered a broken leg.

Lee was driving a red Pontiac passenger car northbound on 81/287 and was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by Oralia Wood, 55, of Valley View. Wood was taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur for treatment.

Wood turned in front of Lee’s vehicle.

“The Explorer didn’t stop at the crossover to go to Old Chico Road,” Hoskins said. “She pulled in front of the Pontiac and struck it in the front and then collided again in the rear.”

Both vehicles came to rest in the right shoulder of the highway.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and airbags were deployed.

Northbound traffic on 81/287 was shut down for approximately 15 minutes as the medical helicopter landed on the highway.

One Response to “Two injured in Thursday collision”

  1. says:

    What is up with all the horrible wrecks? Just got back from a San Antonio trip with my students, and we saw 7 wrecks, and more fire trucks than I’ve seen in years. None were fatal, but all were awful.


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