Two injured in Central Freeway pin-in accident

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A major vehicle accident closed part of the freeway near the falls Saturday.

Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.
Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.

According to Wichita Falls Police Department public information officer, Jeff Hughes:

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., police and emergency medics responded to a pin-in accident on southbound Central Freeway near Scotland Park. A pickup was driving south on the freeway when it swerved, crossed all lanes of traffic, and struck the concrete barrier.

Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.
Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses told investigators that the front left quarter panel of the truck was possible struck by a trailer causing the accident. The 60-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. A passenger was treated for minor injuries.

Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.
Wichita Falls Police investigated the scene of a major accident on Central Freeway Saturday afternoon.

No other injuries were reported. A portion of the freeway was closed while the accident scene was investigated. Stay with the Times Record News for more information.

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