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Runge man, 75, injured in collision

By Gheni_Platenburg
April 25, 2011 at 5:04 p.m.
Updated April 24, 2011 at 11:25 p.m.

One man was injured after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Farm-to-Market Road 447 on Monday morning. The man was taken to DeTar  Hospital with chest pains.

An elderly man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Farm-to-Market Road 447.

At 10:17 a.m., a maroon Buick Park Avenue was traveling north on U.S. Highway 87 in the outside lane when a blue Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound from Nursery Drive onto Farm-to-Market Road 447 pulled out from a stop sign, striking the Buick, said Gerald Bryant, Department of Public Safety trooper.

The driver of the Buick, Franklin Schmidt, 75, of Runge, was taken via ambulance to DeTar hospital with lacerations and complaints of chest pain.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Chevrolet, 58-year-old McAllen resident Larry Schuckenbrock, suffered no injuries other than soreness, Bryant said.

Bryant said Schuckenbrock was found at fault for the collision and was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign intersection.

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