Rollover leaves driver uninjured
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
March 23, 2011 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 22, 2011 at 10:23 p.m.
A Victoria man was left unscathed after a rollover wreck involving a semi on Wednesday.
The semi, which was not attached to a trailer, was heading north toward Telferner on U.S. Highway 59 on the outside lane, with a Toyota Sequoia following behind, said Victoria Police Officer Travis Hanson.
The semi, driven by Juan Martinez, 57, slowed down to turn right onto a private road when the Toyota, driven by Jamie Parker, 34, drove onto the shoulder to pass.
The semi turned into the Toyota, causing the Toyota to rollover into a ditch, Hanson said.
Parker was not injured, something he is thankful for because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, he said.
"Thank God I'm alive," he said. "I saw every wall in the car flipping around."
No citations were issued, Hanson said.