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Accident in Bryan causes three chain reaction crashes

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:05pm

It's not uncommon to find yourself sitting in traffic during the rush hour commute.

That's exactly what happened Wednesday morning for drivers near Boonville Road in Bryan and we're told the congestion on Highway Six caused a major accident after a truck couldn't merge over.

"It rear-ended one vehicle which caused it to drive across all northbound lanes, all southbound lanes and into someone's back yard," said Officer Kelley McKethan.

Bryan Police tell us the driver had to be cut out from their vehicle but that wasn't the only accident first responders had to deal with.

Shortly after, three other chain reaction crashes happened between University Drive and Boonville Road and police contribute all of them to the first one.

"I do definitely believe they are a result of the first accident just because as traffic backs up people aren't really paying attention," McKethan said. 

We're told a TxDOT construction project currently underway to change the on and off ramps' design will hopefully prevent accidents like this from happening again in the future by getting traffic off the highway and onto the frontage roads.

"You don't want to be hit going 75 miles per hour if you're backed up on State Highway Six and this new design will alleviate that problem," said TxDOT's Bob Colwell.

In all, ten vehicles were involved in the four separate crashes.

Fortunately only two people had to be taken to the hospital and their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.


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