MIDLOTHIAN – The Midlothian Fire Department responded to two single-vehicle accidents back-to-back Tuesday afternoon, with one person transported by air ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
The first accident was a one-vehicle rollover in the 1000 block of southbound U.S. Highway 67 at 2:58 p.m. The occupants in the vehicle included a 24-year-old female driver, a 4-year-old male and 2-year-old female.
“When the vehicle rolled over, apparently the two children’s safety seats were not property restrained. Of the three people in the vehicle, the mother was the person that was most severely injured,” Midlothian Deputy Fire Chief Tom Montgomery said.
“The young woman was taken by air ambulance to Parkland and because children were in the vehicle they were transported by ground to Methodist Charlton Medical Center,” he said.
The conditions of the three people were not available as of press time. Units cleared the scene at 3:45 p.m.
The second accident occurred in the 3000 block of Farm-to-Market 875, with units dispatched at 3:04 p.m. A 58-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on McAlpin Road when the Chevrolet pickup she was driving went off the roadway, hit a ditch and several fence posts before coming to a stop.
“The driver in this accident was not seriously injured and was complaining of back pain. She was transported by ground ambulance to Baylor of Waxahachie,” Montgomery said.
“Due to the previous accident, other ambulances were dispatched to that scene and an ambulance had to called in from the Cedar Hill Fire Department,” he said.
Midlothian dispatched one engine and a squad unit to the scene and cleared the accident about 45 minutes later.
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