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Eagle Ford: Accident sends two via AirLife


Eagle Ford: Accident sends two via AirLife
MARVIN BARNES/Contributor/ Emergency medical personnel attend the injured at the scene of a Dec. 8 accident between a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 3432 near La Vernia.


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December 12, 2012
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LA VERNIA -- A weekend accident at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 3432 near here has led to two individuals being transported via AirLife to a San Antonio hospital.

Trooper Corey Holmes of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol said a motorcycle carrying a male and female was traveling on F.M. 775 toward U.S. 181 Dec. 8 at approximately 4:40 p.m. when a 2003 silver GMC Envoy attempted to turn off of F.M. 775 to go north on F.M. 3432 in front of the motorcycle.

The riders, 21-year-old Matthew Alexander and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Celeen Solis, collided with the SUV and were ejected from the motorcycle.

Alexander’s head struck the side of the Envoy, while Solis went airborne over the SUV. Solis was the only one wearing a helmet.

The riders, both from Odessa, were transported to University Hospital in San Antonio.

“The male sustained a break to his leg,” Holmes said. “The female seemed to be OK, despite having a serious injury to her mouth; she was primarily concerned about her boyfriend.”

The driver of the Envoy, 82-year-old Genevieve Kollodziej, and her daughter, Katherine, were examined at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

“Both were released at the scene and refused treatment,” Holmes said. “The driver had a cut on her right forearm, but other than that there were no serious injuries.”

“At the time of the accident, I had just pulled into the service station which is right at that intersection,” Holmes said. “There were also two registered nurses and an EMT that had just pulled in as well, who were able to assist. The riders had ample assistance present when they were in need.”

Kollodziej was cited for failure to yield right of way at an intersection.

Solis was subsequently released from University Hospital. Alexander remained in stable condition pending surgery on his leg as of press time Dec. 10, according to Holmes.
 

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