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5 crashes send at least 4 people to hospitals (video)

By Victoria Advocate
Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 30, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.

There is a hole in the wall of an apartment at Miori Place Apartments where a vehicle backed into the building on Miori Lane in Victoria. There were no injuries.

Five vehicular crashes in the Crossroads within a span of 10 hours sent at least four people to a hospital Friday.

Officials considered most injuries to be non-life threatening. However, the extent of injuries to a 5-year-old girl was not available late Friday.

7:24 a.m.: Crash on U.S. Highway 87

Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a crash with injuries about 7:24 a.m Friday off U.S. Highway 87 at Anderson Road, just south of Cuero.

At least one person was taken to DeTar Hospital Navarro, according to a dispatch operator with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office.

Additional information about injuries and those involved was not available Friday night. The wreck is being investigated by Trooper Craig Wycoff.

Noon: Car hits apartment building

No injuries occurred when a Victoria man accidentally put his vehicle into gear Friday, allowing it to crash into a building at Miori Place Apartments.

Javier Gallegos, 29, of Victoria, was working on a 1966 T-Bird about noon when he knocked it into reverse. The vehicle then rolled into the apartment of Thomas Canales, 28, and Alissa Canales, 35, both whom were in the apartment at the time, said Victoria Police Officer William Bernard.

"We were making plans for my birthday," Alissa Canales said. "I guess it went off with a bang."

Damage to the building was repaired, and Alissa Canales said she and her brother are OK.

Bernard said no citations would be issued.

12:30 p.m.: three-car wreck on Navarro Street

A woman was transported to DeTar Hospital Navarro after a three-car wreck Friday afternoon.

The wreck happened about 12:30 p.m. when a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Anabel Cruz, 24, of Cuero, was traveling north on Navarro Street and rear-ended a Buick Park Avenue, which then struck a Ford F-150 south of Mockingbird Lane, said Victoria Police Officer William Bernard.

Cruz was issued citations for driving without a license and driving without insurance.

The driver of the the Tahoe, Cruz, and the driver of the Ford, James Washington, 30, of Cuero, were uninjured.

The driver of the Buick, Victoria Cordova, of Cuero, suffered minor injuries, Bernard said. Additional information about Cordova's condition was unavailable.

5:46 P.M.: Crash on E. Rio Grande Street

A woman and her 5-year-old daughter were taken by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center about 5:46 p.m. Friday night after being struck by a northbound truck at the East Rio Grande Street and North Delmar Drive intersection.

The woman, Rosemary Urrabazo, 62, of Victoria, failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, said Senior Patrol Officer Brandon Allen of the Victoria Police Department.

After colliding with the truck, Urrabazo's vehicle then struck a Mission Petroleum Carries Inc. tractor-trailer at the intersection, Allen said.

No other injuries were reported. No citations were issued.

6:20 p.m.: two-car crash on Navarro Street

One woman was taken to Citizens Medical Center after a two-car collision Friday night.

A Toyota 4-Runner pulled out of a private drive, turning northbound in the 3200 block of North Navarro Street and collided with a southbound Honda CR-V about 6:20 p.m., said Victoria police officer Justin Schubert.

Two teens were passengers in the Honda, driven by Yolanda Martinez, of Victoria, at the time. Martinez and the two teens were taken by ambulance. Schubert described the injuries were minor.

The driver of the Toyota, Diana Powlik, of Victoria, was not injured, Schubert said.

No citations were issued.

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