Jaws of Life Frees Man After Accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/04

Jaws of Life Frees Man After Accident

Failure to yield the right of way leads to a mid-morning collision.

The accident happened at the intersection of East County Road 7200 and Highway 84 just after 10 am Friday morning. DPS troopers say 85-year-old Robert Melcho failed to yield to an oncoming truck as he was turning onto County Road 7200. His truck collided with a Chevy truck driven by 23-year-old Robert Hernandez.

The Slaton Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to get Hernandez out of the truck. He was treated for moderate injuries. Melcho and his passenger were not injured.

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