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by Tim Delaney, Progress Editor
May 05, 2012 | 1816 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
30 a.m. in a single car rollover at Oakville. Martinez was taken to Christus Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.
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OAKVILLE – A San Antonio man was taken by Halo Flight to Christus Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi with serious but not critical injuries Thursday morning.

Armando Martinez, 42, of San Antonio, was driving south on Interstate 37 about 10:30 a.m. when he had a blowout on his left rear tire, according to Department of Public Safety Sgt. Danny Keese.

Martinez lost control of the gray Toyota 4-Runner, and it crossed over the median, flipped and landed on its side in the north-bound lane of I-37 near the Oakville overpass, said Keese.

Keese said the driver and his passenger, also of San Antonio, were wearing their seat belts and were estimated to be traveling at the 75 mph speed limit.

The passenger was not injured.

However, Martinez was being cited for not having a driver’s license.

The wreck was being investigated by DPS Trooper Jazmin Garcia.

The Three Rivers Volunteer Fire Department and the George West Volunteer Fire Department responded to the wreck and had to cut away part of the vehicle to remove Martinez.

Arcadian Paramedic Whitley Cheatham of Three Rivers said the driver had a broken wrist and was in serious condition but not critical.
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