2009-05-12 / News

Woman injured in two-vehicle wreck

PHOTO BY DAVID LOWE A Lampasas woman received minor injuries as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Fourth Street and U.S. Highway 190. Capital Ambulance transported a Lampasas woman to Rollins Brook Community Hospital on Thursday after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Fourth Street and U.S. Highway 190.

Dortha Franks of Lampasas drove out of the WalMart parking lot at 1:24 p.m. in a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, Lampasas Police Department patrol officer Dean Werlinger said. Traffic lights had been functioning properly when Ms. Franks entered the store, but as she left, all the lights were blinking red.

Ms. Franks stopped at the traffic light as a vehicle traveled east on U.S. 190 through the intersection. Ms. Franks then proceeded west onto Fourth Street and was struck near the front-center of her vehicle by a 2000 Ford sedan driven by Barbara McCaughey of Temple.

Ms. McCaughey, who had been driving west on U.S. 190, told Werlinger she did not brake because she did not notice the blinking traffic lights.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and Ms. McCaughey's airbags deployed, Werlinger said.

Ms. McCaughey refused transport, but Capital Ambulance took Ms. Franks to Rollins Brook with minor injuries -- primarily bruising, Werlinger said.

The Lampasas Fire Department also responded to the accident.

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