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2012-06-28

DPS troopers work accidents

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

At 8:15 am Wednesday, June 20, a Jeep SUV driven by Teresa Clouse was rear-ended when she was attempting to turn into a private drive off of FM 470 west of Tarpley. Clouse, 52, of Bandera, was transported to Boerne Methodist via Utopia EMS.

Rhounda Terrigino, 46, of Bandera, the driver of the second vehicle, an F-150 pickup, refused treatment.

Just before noon Saturday, June 23, two Whitney, Texas, people were injured as the result of an accident at the intersection of Highways 16 and 173 in front of Lowe's Super S Foods in Bandera.

Sherman Haggerton, 57, and Kathryn Haggerton, 49, were transported to Sid Peterson Regional Hospital in Kerrville.

The Haggertons were traveling north on a motorcycle on 16 and reportedly had a green light at the intersection. A blue 4-door F-150 pickup traveling south on 16 turned left into the path of the motorcycle.

Haggerton veered to the right and lost control of the bike, which skidded on its side, coming to rest in the middle of the intersection.

The F-150 failed to stop.

On Sunday, June 24, another motorcycle accident injured a man on PR 37 near Spur Road at about 2 pm.

Brendan Driskell, 28, of Brookville, Florida, was traveling west on 37 when he claims he hit some loose gravel, lost control and skidded into the ditch. Driskell left the scene briefly.

Driskell, suspected of being intoxicated, was taken by the investigatingDPS trooper to the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center. He was later transported to Peterson Regional in Kerrville.

None of the motorcycle riders in this report were wearing helmets.


Photo by Clare Barnet
Bandera County emergency workers assisted a victim of a hit-and-run accident in the intersection of Highway 16 and 173 Saturday, June 23. Motorcycle riders Sherman and Kathryn Haggerton were transported to Sid Peterson Regional Hospital in Kerrville.