Two injured in wreck

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 5, 2005

A two-car accident on the Highway 80 Bypass yesterday may have been caused by a health problem.

Arthur Lawrence, a 65-year-old Tyler resident, crossed against the light at an intersection on the bypass, causing the accident at about 11 a.m, according to officials.

Trooper John Reese, who wrote the accident report, said Tyler’s health may have been a factor.

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“He’s a dialysis patient,” Reese said.

Reese said the incident may have happened because Lawrence suffered a sudden drop in his blood sugar.

“He couldn’t recall anything that happened,” Reese said.

Lawrence was trapped in his black Ford Explorer for about thirty minutes, according to reports.

Lawrence’s car hit a white Buick Skylark while crossing the intersection.

The Buick was driven by Ethelene Mitchell, according to Reese. Mitchell received only minor injuries.

Lawrence was treated for his injuries at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

His condition wasn’t known as of presstime.

While Lawrence’s condition may be related to the accident, Reese said incidents on the Bypass were becoming more common.

“Accidents happen at this intersection,” Reese said. “Nine times out of 10 people don’t pay attention to the traffic light.”