Wellborn Road wreck

Police said as a garbage truck stopped in the northbound lane of Wellborn Road to empty a trash can, a sport-utility vehicle behind it was hit by a car, causing the SUV to flip.

A city of College Station employee was critically injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident on Wellborn Road near the Jones Crossing H-E-B.

The accident involved a garbage truck and two cars and happened around 10:45 a.m.

Police said as a garbage truck stopped in the northbound lane of Wellborn Road to empty a trash can, a sport-utility vehicle slowed behind it and was hit by a car, causing the SUV to flip and land on its roof.

The car then struck the garbage truck and the truck's driver, who had gotten out of the truck.

Police said the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The northbound lanes of Wellborn Road from Navarro Drive to Balcones Drive were closed for several hours Thursday as officers investigated. The road reopened around 7:30 p.m..

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(7) comments

Donna Eshenbaugh

people need to stay off your cell phones when driving and they need to leave early instead of being in a rush look what happened that man's life and family has been changed because of carelessness people on the street

Dennis Weiman

This is nowhere even close to Wellborn area So before you go and make rude comments when a man’s life was at stake get your facts straight Agnerd

A. Nerd

If the city hadn't annexed that area to get their greedy hands on that tax money, they wouldn't have to be providing trash service to this house. Just something to think about...

Dennis Weiman

This is nowhere even close to Wellborn area So before you go and make rude comments when a man’s life was at stake get your facts straight

A. Nerd

Don't know how you miss a giant garbage truck on the road. Little early to be drunk. Was the driver on their phone? Driver better hope they don't end up being charged with negligent homicide.

Nunya Bidness

Many prayers for a speedy recovery.

I have to wonder why the city puts its employees in harm's way like that. Making them stop on a 6 lane road with a 55 mph speed limit?

Again, I hope he recovers fully and quickly.

Jackie Thompson

Many prayers still needed for Harrold (Dendy) Brown and Jamie. We love you so much brother.

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