A New Waverly woman was reportedly in critical condition Wednesday following a two-vehicle accident near the county line.
New Waverly fire and EMS units were dispatched at 1:30 p.m. after several 911 callers reported a serious wreck on Highway 75 south of New Waverly High School. Additional units from the North Montgomery County Fire Department were dispatched as the callers reported a female was trapped in her SUV and had suffered life-threatening injuries. A pair of local residents who drove up on the scene just after it happened were visibly shaken and said that the driver’s injuries were the worst thing they had ever seen.
Two engine companies from the New Waverly Fire Department equipped with the Jaws of Life were dispatched, as well as an engine and battalion chief from North Montgomery County. Walker County EMS responded with the ambulance stationed in New Waverly and requested a second ambulance from Montgomery County.
The first units from New Waverly were on scene within minutes and immediately requested a Life Flight helicopter as they began to extricate the driver of the SUV and initiate life-saving treatment. She was removed in less than five minutes, stabilized and transported to the nearby helipad by the high school, where she was flown to the Texas Medical Center. The driver of the SUV is reported to be a local resident, but as of Thursday her identity had not been released.
The driver of the truck was also injured, although less severe, as his truck went off the road after the collision and struck a tree. He was treated at the scene and transported by Montgomery County EMS, reportedly in stable condition, to a hospital in Conroe.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.
The roadway was blocked for several hours, compounding the normal afternoon school traffic in the New Waverly area. Working together, firefighters and deputy constables were able to keep traffic moving smoothly during afternoon dismissal.