Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Details from Loop 323 wreck that occured on October 5
Pictures of crash site are included...
Dewayne Jackson, heading east on loop 323 at the corner of Roanoke 7200 block around 4:30 p.m., swerved to miss a car that nearly stopped in front of him, leading to his tan suburban flipping and landing in a small ditch on the side of the highway.
"The vehicle ahead of me just stopped. I stepped on my breaks and I got too close, so I swerved a little bit to miss their car getting in the right hand lane, where a diesel was coming up behind me really quick," Jackson said.
Jackson's suburban slid as he entered the right hand lane, hitting the dirt, causing the car to flip over into the ditch.
Spectators who had seen the accident rushed to his aid, along with an off duty Sheriff, quickly beating on the glass of the vehicle, looking for any sign of motion.
Jackson climbed out of the vehicle unharmed, and appeared to be wearing a seatbelt. He is thankful that the incident didn't turn out worse than it could have.
"It's my first wreck I've ever been in, but I'm glad that I wasn't hurt considering how the wreck happened.
No other individuals were involved or hurt in the wreck, but a crowd of concerned citizens stayed behind until officials had reached the scene, notifying them that there was no type of an extreme physical injury.
Police questioned Jackson after the wreck, making sure he wasn't suffering from any wounds resulting in the accident.
Officials could not give a direct statement, but no charges where filed on either driver for reckless endangerment.
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