Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bad Accident at Pershing and Thomas

Notice: One photo, posted at the bottom, is slightly more graphic than most posted at the HeraldTrib. Readers beware. --ST

An accident about 8:30 a.m. today reportedly sent two people to the hospital and drew a crowd of onlookers to the site, the intersection of N. Pershing Drive at N. Thomas Street.

Police, fire and rescue crews responded to the scene of the accident between a blue Crysler PT Cruiser and a silver Toyota. The front of the PT Cruiser was dented, and the Toyota came to rest on the sidewalk.

One onlooker said he was awakened by the accident from his home in Arlington Oaks and came out to see two people taken away on stretchers.

He called this intersection, with bushes and cars up close, a terrible intersection to drive through.

This silver Toyota came to rest on the northwest corner of N. Thomas Street at N. Pershing Drive. (Click to enlarge the image.)

A crowd of 20 or more people watched as police directed traffic, and emergency medical technicians evacuated the injured. N. Pershing was narrowed to one lane and N. Thomas was blocked for a time.

This person was evacuated from the scene at a little after 8:30 a.m. (Click to enlarge the image.)

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