Hungry driver causes three-car wreck
Drinking and texting are two of the big no-nos when it comes to driving, but eating could join that list.
While attempting to recover pieces of a dropped barbecue sandwich, a Victoria man caused a three-car wreck on North Navarro Street about 2 p.m. Friday.
Officer J.J. Houlton said the man, 63-year-old Mark Zafero, dropped his sandwich and "then boom," rear-ended a Toyota 4Runner, pushing that vehicle into a Chevrolet truck towing a vintage race car. Both vehicles were stopped for the red light at the Loop 463 intersection.
Zafero was cited for failure to control speed.
The other drivers, Karen Frederick, 50, of Victoria; and Harold Hill, 48, of Victoria, and his three daughters, who were passengers, were transported to DeTar Hospital Navarro.
Frederick had complained of neck and back injuries. A spokeswoman at the hospital said Friday that all had been treated and released.
Traffic on North Navarro near Starbucks was reduced to one lane for about 30 minutes.