Lufkin Police Respond to Crash That Injures Woman & 3 Children
The Lufkin Police Department responded to a single-vehicle, rollover accident in which a woman and three children were injured.
According to a media release from the Lufkin PD, the woman was traveling southbound in the 1000 block of John Redditt Drive near Lockheed Martin around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon when her Suburban left the road for an unknown reason. The vehicle barrel-rolled several times before crashing through a private-property gate. It then rolled several more times before coming to rest upright in a brushy field.
The report goes on to state that the woman and two of the children, ages 5 and 8, were ejected from the vehicle while the third child, a 1-year-old, remained inside the sport utility vehicle thanks to a strapped-down car seat, according to witnesses.
The woman and three children were all taken by ambulance to local hospitals with unknown injuries. As of 5 p.m., the woman and 5-year-old were being flown to out-of-town hospitals for further treatment.
Lufkin Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash. A crash investigator estimated that the vehicle rolled at least seven times based on evidence at the scene.
As of 5:45 this afternoon, the names of the four persons involved in the accident have not been released. We will have updates to this story when more information is released by authorities.
In the contributed photo above, Sargeant Eddie Ibarra, left, and Lt. Travis Strickland investigate the accident scene Thursday afternoon on John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.