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Man hospitalized with head injuries after chain-reaction crash

Posted at 8:22 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 13:09:24-05

A man suffered severe head injuries in a three-car crash this morning after he stopped to help his sister with her disabled car.

The accident happened in the east bound lanes of Highway 44 near County Road 77, just outside of Robstown.

State troopers on scene say a woman’s gray car became disabled in the right lane of the two eastbound lanes. The woman called her brother for assistance, who showed up and pulled his truck in right behind her vehicle.

The man was going to open the hood of the disabled car when a dark blue car slammed into the back of his truck. The impact sent the truck into the disabled car, and the disabled car into the man. The man’s head hit the windshield of the disabled car, according to Eloy Vasquez, State Trooper with DPS. He was rushed to the hospital with head injuries. His condition is unknown.

Vasquez said it was dark outside at the time of the accident, but all vehicles has their proper lights on.

Officials say if your car becomes disabled, it is best to move it to the right side of the roadway.

“Sometimes you can’t help what happens to your vehicle but if you can, pull to the right side of the roadway as far as you can,” Vasquez said.

The woman of the disabled car and two people in the dark blue car were also taken to the hospital to be checked out.