One person was hospitalized and four vehicles were damaged in two separate wrecks at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 82 on Monday morning.
Sherman Police Department Sgt. Sam Boyle said the first wreck occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. at the northeast intersection of the two freeway service roads.
“A passenger car ran the red light going westbound on the (Hwy. 82) service road and the northbound pickup hit them,” Boyle said. “That vehicle (the sedan) was spun up onto the curb so it was facing south. And the female driver of the truck was transported.”
Boyle said he did not know the extent of the woman’s injuries but said the driver of the passenger car was ticketed for running a red light.
Sherman police and fire crews responded to another wreck just down the street roughly three hours later when the male driver of a Subaru Forester ran a red light as he traveled west on Hwy. 82. Boyle said the SUV then rolled once after it was struck by a southbound Hyundai sedan. The driver of the Subaru sustained minor injuries, but neither he or the female driver of the sedan were taken to the hospital.
Boyle said witnesses reported seeing the male driver on his phone shortly before the collision, but it was unclear whether he would be cited.
“Put your phones down and pay attention to traffic lights,” Boyle said.