WAXAHACHIE — A pedestrian struck by a pickup truck was transported by helicopter to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Monday afternoon. First responders have reported the woman was crossing the street to give a statement on a separate wreck that had just occurred.
Emergency responders were first dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Marvin and College Street. The second crash, which involved the pedestrian and a vehicle, happened at about 1:45 p.m.
“While we were on scene tending to the major accident, a lady that lived across the street came to tell us what she had seen. She had witnessed the major accident,” Waxahachie Fire Department Battalion Chief John Rodgers said. “Supposedly she was not watching for oncoming traffic and was subsequently struck by a passenger truck. She hit her head on the pavement pretty hard. So they decided to respond an air ambulance to the scene.”
Rodgers stated the second accident was independent of the first and firefighters had already begun clearing the scene. They then responded back to the scene. A landing zone for the PHI Air Medical helicopter was set up on the grass next to Marvin Elementary School. Firefighters assisted medical personnel on scene in transferring the patient to the helicopter.
Rodgers said one of the people involved in the first accident was transported by ground ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center — Waxahachie.
Waxahachie Police Department Sgt. Josh Oliver stated that the pickup truck was turning right from College Street onto East Marvin Avenue at the time of the accident. The truck then struck the pedestrian as she was crossing the street. He noted that portion of the intersection was open to traffic and was not closed.
The accident remains under investigation by the Waxahachie Police Department.