Mother, son flown to hospital after wreck
by Tim Delaney
Aug 16, 2012 | 2283 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GEORGE WEST – A mother and her son were transported by HALO-flight to Corpus Christi, following a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and U.S. Highway 59. The accident occurred at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Greta Chapa Pena, 47, of George West, was the driver of a 1998 GMC SUV, carrying her 1-year-old grandson and her 10-year-old son, according to George West Police Chief Ray Garcia Jr.

Garcia said the accident report stated that Pena and her son were transported by helicopter. The 10-year-old had a serious head laceration, while Pena had no visible injuries, but she had broken ribs and other internal problems.

The grandson was released to his father and was uninjured.

The driver of the second vehicle, Frank Hunter, 70, of Corpus Christi, was in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado – a Bottom Line Services company truck.

Hunter sustained a broken thumb and other non-visible injuries. He was taken to a Beeville hospital and then transported to Corpus Christi.

According to Garcia, a witness said Pena’s vehicle made a left-hand turn off U.S. Highway 59 onto U.S. Highway 281, while Hunter was traveling east on U.S. Highway 59.

Pena did not yield the right of way.

Garcia said no seat restraints were worn in Pena’s vehicle. Hunter was wearing a seat belt.

“There may be citations for having unsecured children,” Garcia said.

He added that Pena was driving with a suspended driver’s licence, as well.

Also on the scene besides the George West Police Department were the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Department, George West Volunteer Fire Department personnel, two Acadian ambulance units and HALO-flight personnel.
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