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Driver hurt when pickup strikes pole

By Gheni_Platenburg
April 7, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 6, 2011 at 11:07 p.m.

A Victoria firefighter peers  into the Ford Expedition that collided with a truck that was hauling a light pole on Farm to Market Road 447. Yorktown resident Kimberly Nunez who was behind the wheel of the Expedition, was transported to DeTar Hospital.

One woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Lower Mission Valley Road and Farm-to-Market Road 447 on Thursday afternoon.

About 3 p.m., a silver Dodge Ram pickup with a trailer and a champagne-color Ford Expedition were traveling west on the farm road.

The Dodge, whose trailer was carrying a light pole that extended about 6-feet outside of the trailer, attempted to make a left turn onto Lower Mission Valley Road, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Louie Verdeja.

While the Dodge was trying to make its turn, the Expedition tried to pass the Dodge in what was a no passing zone, resulting in her striking the pole that hung outside the truck's trailer.

The Expedition, driven by 32-year-old Yorktown resident Kimberly Nunez, had two passengers, including a 4-year-old.

Nunez, who was the only person injured in the wreck, was taken by ambulance to DeTar Hospital with unknown injuries.

The Dodge, which was driven by 24-year-old Joshua Wayne Joiner, had a woman passenger.

All people involved in the wreck were wearing their seat belts, said Verdeja.

Nunez was found at fault for the wreck and will receive a citation for traveling at an unsafe speed, said Verdeja.

Meanwhile, Joiner received citations for not having the proper 4 inches by 12 inches red flag on the light pole and driving with an expired registration.



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