The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

February 9, 2013

Local woman injured in pedestrian-auto accident

Police continue investigation; victim hospitalized in Tyler

By MARY RAINWATER
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Palestine Police Department officers are continuing to investigate an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred on West Oak Street on Thursday afternoon, leaving an unidentified woman injured.

According to PPD Sgt. James Muniz, at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, police officers, a state trooper and the Palestine Fire Department responded to the 100 block of West Oak Street in reference to an auto accident involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival at the scene, responding officers found a female lying in the roadway, with EMS and fire department personnel arriving soon after.

“The victim was treated at the scene for injuries to her leg, arm and a possible head injury,” Muniz said. “After initially being treated, the victim was taken to the Palestine Regional Medical Center by ambulance and was then transported to a Tyler hospital by air.”

According to Muniz, information from witnesses indicated that the victim was walking across the roadway when she stopped to allow traffic approaching from the west to pass before she could continue across.

Witnesses also stated that a 2004 Chevy Tahoe approached from the east and struck the victim as she was standing near the center stripe.

The name of the victim will not be released until the family has been notified, Muniz reported, also explaining that the name of the driver of the Chevy Tahoe is not being released as they have not been charged with any offense at this time.



Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com