An afternoon wreck sent two people to an area hospital and shut down a portion of FM 725 for about an hour on Thursday.
The passenger of a Mazda 3 was trapped inside the car, while the driver was able to get out on his own after colliding with an 18-wheeler just before 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon on FM 725 at the Interstate 10 underpass.
First responders were called about 12:58 p.m. for the collision involving the two vehicles.
“The 18-wheeler was coming north on 725 and this guy (the Mazda driver) was coming south,” Seguin Police Traffic Officer Jerry Guerrero said. “The guy (in the Mazda) apparently turned in front of him (the 18-wheeler driver) trying to get on I-10 and struck him. He never hit his brakes. He jumped right in front of him.”
The impact trapped the passenger of the Mazda inside the smaller vehicle and firefighters had to extricate the woman, Seguin Fire Battalion Chief Frank Herrera.
“After extraction, she (the passenger) was flown to (Ascension) Seton Hays in Kyle (by Methodist Aircare),” he said. “The driver of that vehicle was able to get out on his own.”
The driver of the Mazda also was transported by Seguin EMS to Seton Hays, Herrera said.
Neither the driver and passenger of the 18-wheeler reported any injuries, Herrera said.
The underpass at FM 725 and I-10 was shut down for more than an hour while police further investigated. They reopened it at about 2:20 p.m.
The collision is still under investigation.