88-Year-Old Lubbock Woman Dies In Car Accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/6/03

88-Year-Old Lubbock Woman Dies In Car Accident

An 88-year-old Lubbock woman died Friday after she was involved in an accident earlier in the morning. Elma Thomas was a passenger inside the Oldsmobile that was driven by 80-year-old Alma Blethroade.

The women were at a stop on 58th Street and Avenue Q. Police say Blethroade reversed her Oldsmobile and hit the car behind her. She then went forward and started to cross Avenue Q. A Ford pickup traveling South on Avenue Q then hit the Oldsmobile on the passenger side, sending it spinning into a guardrail.

EMS took the two women to UMC. Blethroade is in critical condition. No one else was injured.

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