Afternoon accident leaves 2 hospitalized

A husband and wife remain at Denton Regional Medical Center after they were involved in a multiple-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 35E at the Loop 288 exit Saturday afternoon.

The witness called police at 1:52 p.m. Saturday to report that the driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck lost control after the vehicle blew a tire and struck several vehicles on I-35E.

Police arrived to find the truck, a Chevrolet Suburban and two Toyota vehicles involved in the accident.

The Chevrolet Suburban was traveling in the right lane of southbound I35-E approaching the South Loop 288 exit ramp as the semi was in the left lane passing.

The driver of the suburban attempted to change lanes into the left lane and struck the semi, according to police. The Suburban bounced off the semi, back across the right lane and into the exit lane striking a Toyota Crossover SUV that was stopped waiting to exit, according to a press release issued by the Denton Police Department Saturday evening.

Officer Shane Kizer, spokesman for Denton police, said the semi also lost control and veered into the exit lane striking a different Toyota Crossover waiting to exit. The semi continued across the grassy area of the roadway and finally came to a stop on the service road.

The couple was in the Toyota that was struck by the semi. The 67-year-old man was driving, and his 66-year-old wife was in the passenger seat. They were taken by Denton Fire and Rescue ambulance to Denton Regional Medical Center.

Kizer said the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, but the couple will remain in the hospital Saturday evening for further treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.

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