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2012-03-01

One transported following 2-vehicle crash

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

The stretch of Highway 16 in the vicinity of Bandera Family Practice Clinic and Old San Antonio Highway at Doe Creek saw yet another traffic accident last week.

Barbara White of Medina was traveling south in her Chevrolet pick-up towing a horse trailer in the outside lane when she came up behind a second vehicle.

The second vehicle, a Honda Acura driven by Deborah Hughes, began to slow.

White moved to the inside lane, anticipating passing Hughes, when Hughes suddenly began a U-turn in front of her. White braked, but was unable to avoid crashing into the Acura.

Hughes was transported by EMS to Boerne Methodist where she was stabilized before begin transported to Methodist San Antonio where she is being treated for broken bones and other injuries.

According to DPS reports, the accident occurred at 12:23 pm on Highway 16, about 50 feet from Enchanted River Drive. Hughes was charged with turning when unsafe.

According to the Bandera County Sheriff's Office report for the week of Feb. 20-28, there were four major accidents, three minor accidents and one hit and run.

Another major accident occurred Monday, Feb. 27 at 2:14 pm on Highway 46 near Deer Creek Drive East.

Cynthia Newcomer of Bandera was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on 46 when she topped a hill. Mary Macpherson of Pipe Creek was turning south onto 46 from Deer Creek Drive East.

Newcomer took evasive action to avoid crashing into Macpherson. She swerved in front of Macpherson's Chevy Cavalier, then traveled along a ditch before striking a culvert and two reflectors, ending up facing northwest.

According to DPS reports, Newcomer had injuries but refused treatment at the scene.