Teen taken to Tyler trauma center after two-vehicle crash near Como

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

May 1, 2007 - A local teen-ager was rushed to a Tyler trauma center this morning after sustaining serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 11 east. He was still in critical condition at noon today.

Staff Photo by Angela PItts

The remains of what used to be the bed of one of the trucks involved in a collision on State Highway 11 this morning is all that was left at the scene after crews cleaned up the area.

According to reports, two pickup trucks collided on SH 11 about a mile east of Como just after 8 a.m. The teen was trapped inside his mangled truck, and sustained what was reported as severe head trauma.

The man driving the other truck refused medical attention, but was reported to have been driven to a Winnsboro hospital by his wife after leaving the scene. He did not appear to be seriously injured.

Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services personnel contacted area medical helicopter crews to try to get a helicopter to fly the teen from the scene. Due to the weather, however, medics were unable to launch a helicopter. The teen was taken by ambulance to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, then later in the morning was rushed to a Tyler trauma center.

Hopkins County, Brinker and Como firefighters, Hopkins County Sheriff's Cpl. Brad Horton and Sgt. Henry Turner, and state troopers were dispatched and responded at 8:08 a.m. and remained at the location until 9:33 p.m. 

No further information regarding the crash, nor the identities of those involved, had been released at press time, but the teen was said to be from the Como-Pickton area.

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