Building damaged in afternoon wreck

Feb. 10, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:10 p.m.

One woman was taken to a Victoria hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Navarro Street and LaSalle Crossing on Wednesday afternoon.

About 1:05 p.m., a black Chevrolet Extreme truck was traveling north on Navarro Street, while a silver Lincoln Zephyr was traveling south in the outside lane of Navarro Street.

The Chevrolet was attempting to make a U-turn at LaSalle Crossing when it struck the Lincoln, said Victoria police officer Zachary DeLaRosa.

After being struck, the Lincoln ran into the Discount Tire building, 7701 N. Navarro St.

Both vehicles had a green light, said DeLaRosa.

"I thought it was a tire explosion," said Discount Tire assistant manager Justin Youngblood, who heard the car crash into the building.

The Lincoln's 82-year-old driver was taken by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center.

DeLaRosa said the 82-year-old, whose name he would not release, appeared shaken up after the collision, but she did not appear to have any physical injuries.

The 85-year-old driver of the Chevrolet, whose name the officer also would not release, was uninjured.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The Chevrolet's driver was given a ticket for turning when unsafe, said DeLaRosa.

Discount Tires did not close due to the damage.



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