Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 22, 2013

U.S. 281 rollover sends driver to JPS


Mineral Wells Index

— By CLINT FOSTER



Numerous area emergency personnel responded to a rollover wreck around 5 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 281, south of Fairview Road – about 7 miles south of Mineral Wells.

Mineral Wells Police Department dispatch announced that a motorist called in the rollover after seeing it happen in his or her rearview mirror.

According to a medic at the scene, the 48-year-old driver “got sleepy” while she was driving and veered her black Toyota FJ Cruiser off the road into the steep bar ditch, where her vehicle struck a tree and rolled. She was alone in the car.

The driver was taken by AirEvac Lifeteam to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Also on the scene were Mineral Wells Emergency Medical Services, Texas Department of Public Safety state troopers, Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Department and Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department.