79-Year-Old in Corolla Gets Run Off Road By Caravan on Koenigheim
A gold Toyota Corolla ran into the backyard fence after its driver was cut-off by a black Chrysler Caravan at the 110 block of Koenigheim (U.S. 277 North),
The Corolla was in the inside lane and the Caravan was in the second-to-inside lane when the Caravan driver decided it also wanted to be in the inside lane (with the Corolla).
More than likely, the Caravan, with the cavernous back seating compartment creating a blind spot, obscured the driver’s view of the gold Corolla, and the Caravan changed lanes.
The Corolla driver, who was described as a 79-year-old woman, took evasive action, and hit the cross street’s curb at cruising speed, taking the street sign marking the intersection of Ave. H and Koenigheim with her. The Corolla continued northwest on the grass, hitting a tree stump, spinning 90 degrees and into the backyard fence of a residence there.
The driver of the Corolla was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. “She’ll probably be sore and have some bruising,” said the driver’s daughter who arrived to take care of her mother’s belongings. The Corolla driver was the sole occupant.
The Caravan was not hit or damaged. But the driver of the Caravan should be commended for stopping and rendering aid and information.
“There’ll be no citations tonight. That’s why they’re called accidents,” said investigating San Angelo Police Officer Welch.
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