6 injured in Monday night crash near Bay City
March 18, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated March 17, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.
A woman and at least one of her three children were ejected from a vehicle early Monday night following a head-on crash near Bay City.
The wreck occurred at 5:50 p.m., about a quarter of a mile north of Farm-to-Market Road 521 on state Highway 35.
The driver, whose name was not released, was traveling north on the highway behind a 2013 Ford dually carrying a large dollhouse in its bed.
A large gust of wind pulled the dollhouse out of the truck, and in an attempt to miss hitting it, the woman, who was driving a red 1997 Ford Explorer, swerved and spun out of control before crashing into a GMC pickup truck that was traveling south, Department of Public Safety Trooper Devon Wiles said.
The three children in the Ford Explorer, ages 8, 9 and 14, were taken by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. Their names were not released.
Wiles said no one in the Explorer was wearing seatbelts.
The woman was transported to a hospital in Bay City, as well as the male driver and female passenger in the GMC truck.
The driver of the Ford dually will be issued a citation for failure to secure a load. The driver of the Ford Explorer will be issued a citation for not wearing a seatbelt, a Class C misdemeanor, the trooper said.