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September 4, 2013

Wrecks mar Labor Day weekend for some

By CLINT FOSTER

Mineral Wells Emergency Medical Services responded to three wrecks over the Labor Day holiday weekend, one of which involved a transport to Palo Pinto General Hospital.

The first and apparently most serious accident was a hit and run by the Baker Hotel, just before 7 p.m. on Friday. Mineral Wells Police and EMS arrived at the victim’s home in the 1000 block of North Oak Avenue near the North Oak Dairy Queen, where the victim said he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

According to police, the 20-year-old victim said he was riding his bike, west bound on NE 1st Street – an east-bound, one-way street just north of the Baker Hotel. The police report states that the victim said a car came up behind him, also traveling the wrong way, and clipped the back of his bike tire, causing the victim to fly off of his bike and hit the curb. It is unclear whether the victim was wearing a helmet.

The victim said the car sped off and he never got a chance to get a good look at it, so the police said they have no information about the vehicle at this time.

The victim was forced to ride his bike back to his home on North Oak before he could report the accident and call for an ambulance. EMS transported the victim to PPGH for possible injuries, but there is no available information concerning his current condition.

EMS was dispatched to two other wrecks, both with no transports. The first was around 3800 Highway 281 South just after 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The second accident, involving two individuals, was in the area of 100 Farm-to-Market Road 1821 at 10:10 a.m. on Labor Day.

Follow Clint on Twitter @Clint_Foster55

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