Two passengers in a C6 Corvette were critically injured Wednesday in a domino-type accident on State Highway 105 at County Road 2077 in Cleveland, Texas.
The accident happened about 5 p.m. when a log truck yielded to a Liberty County EMS ambulance answering a call in the area but didn’t wait long enough for the emergency vehicle to clear before pulling back onto the roadway from the shoulder.
The log truck clipped the back of the ambulance, which then crossed into the westbound lane and finally came to a stop after being slowed by several inches of mud in the ditch.
The log truck’s axle was damaged by the impact, causing the driver to lose control and strike the westbound Corvette. Both vehicles came to a stop on the north side of State Highway 105, with the log truck rolling over and spilling its load and the Corvette hitting a couple of trees before stopping.
The driver of the log truck was not hurt but was charged with failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle, according to Trooper Preston Gustavsen.
The medics in the ambulance, Tim Gault and Jack Terry, were not seriously injured but were taken to Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital to be checked out, according to Mike Koen, director of Liberty County EMS.
Unfortunately, the two people in the Corvette, which was badly damaged in the accident, weren’t as fortunate, having to be airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition.They were not identified pending notification of next of kin.
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