Emergency personnel extricate man from vehicle following accident

Emergency personnel extricate man from vehicle following accident

A Fred man is recovering from broken bones after being extricated from his vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in Tyler Count on Aug. 11, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

According to Davis, DPS troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the Tyler-Hardin county line at approximately 5:30 a.m. Responding troopers leaned that a 1999 Mercury passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on FM 92 in Tyler County. According to the driver of the Mercury, she was attempting to look for something in her vehicle, which caused her to lose control of the car. It traveled off the roadway and struck a guardrail. After striking the guardrail, the vehicle spun back into the southbound traffic lane. The driver of the Mercury exited the vehicle.  

As the Mercury sat disabled in the traffic lane, a 2008 Ford pickup truck traveling southbound on FM 92 struck the vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to roll over several times before coming to rest on its top, DPS reports. 

The driver of the Ford, 58-year-old Ernest Yarbrough of Fred, was extricated from his vehicle and flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont. Yarbrough suffered several broken bones in the accident, but is expected to recover, stated Trooper Davis.

The driver of the Mercury, 34-year-old Theresa Richardson of Spurger, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with minor injuries. Richardson was issued a traffic citation for failure to drive in a single lane.

All traffic lanes of FM 92 closed briefly but were reopened after being shut down while the crash scene was cleared from the roadway.

This is an ongoing crash investigation, and there are no further details to be released, according to Davis.