3 injured in 2 vehicle wreck
By BY ERIN PRADIA - EPRADIA@VICAD.COM
Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:25 a.m.
Three people were injured in a truck-car wreck on Farm-to-Market Road 1685 and Westpark Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Philip Collins, 19, of Victoria, was driving a gold Honda Accord and collided with a red Ford pickup as he attempted to make a left turn onto Farm-to-Market Road 1685 from Westpark Avenue at 3:45 p.m., said Department of Public Safety Trooper James Vinson.
Vinson said Collins' view was obstructed by a truck making a right turn from Farm-to-Market Road 1685 to Westpark Avenue.
The driver of the red truck, Corey Lassmann, 17, of Victoria, said he attempted to stop when he saw the Accord pull out in front of him, but he was too late. The driver's brother, Kyle, 13, was a passenger in the vehicle.
After the collision, Lassmann opened the passenger door of his truck and helped his 13-year-old brother Kyle out of the vehicle. He said it appeared Kyle struck his head when his air bag did not deploy.
Lassmann said he attempted to help Collins get out of the Accord, but the driver door would not open, and Collins could not crawl out of the passenger door because his leg was stuck.
Collins had to be cut out of his vehicle by emergency service personnel.
Both Lassmanns and Collins were transported to Citizens Medical Center where the brothers were treated and released. Collins was admitted and was listed in stable condition Thursday night.