One woman was arrested Tuesday following a three-car collision on U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman.
Sherman Police Sgt. Sam Boyle said the wreck occurred when the female driver of an SUV was attempting to merge onto the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 near the Center Street exit, when she collided with a semi traveling in the right lane. The semi then entered the left lane where it collided with another semi hauling two trailers. No one was injured in the collision.
“All three (vehicles) have tire damage,” Boyle said. “But, relatively speaking, it’s still pretty minor.”
The SUV and semi trucks were all able to stop on the right shoulder of the freeway and a subsequent check of the drivers’ identification by police yielded an outstanding, traffic warrant for the driver of the SUV. The woman was subsequently arrested and transported to the Grayson County Jail.
Boyle said Tuesday’s wreck was like many others the police department handles, as it occurred on Highway 75 between Center Street and State Highway 82.
“(Highway) 75 is a problematic area for us just in general,” Boyle said. “The on-ramps aren’t long enough to allow people to get up to speed, there are too many hills, the road is too narrow and it’s just an unsafe spot.”
A male passenger of the SUV was able to drive the vehicle away from the scene. The drivers of both semis were forced to wait for roadside repairs to each of their vehicles.