GUN BARREL CITY–A multi-car collision resulted in one overturned vehicle and a trip to the Emergency Room for several persons May 5 in front of Gun Barrel City Hall.
Jonathan Taylor, of Mabank, approached vehicles stopped at a red light at the intersection of State Highway 334 and Harbor Point Road at an unsafe speed, according to a press release from Gun Barrel City Police Chief Jeff Arnswald. Taylor’s 2005 Ford Aspire collided with the rear of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a juvenile from Kemp. Two other vehicles were involved in the collision and Taylor’s vehicle overturned and came to rest partially on top of another vehicle in front of city hall.
GBC Fire Chief Joseph Lindaman said, “This was a very complex accident scene. Westbound Main Street had to be closed at Heritage Parkway so that the injured could be assessed and treated by EMS personnel. Two ambulances were required to transport three patients to UT Health Gun Barrel City ER. Gun Barrel City Fire Department responded with four apparatus and seven personnel, along with three units from Gun Barrel City Police Department.”
The driver of the Chevy Silverado was treated for moderate injuries. Taylor was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was transported to UT Health Cedar Creek for collection of evidence where he was released for care for injuries sustained in the accident.
Upon completion of the investigation, the report will be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for applicable charges against Taylor.