Car drives off bridge on 1417

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN -- A 19-year-old in Sherman is lucky to be alive after driving off an embankment Wednesday morning.

It took place in the 300 block of West FM 1417 just before four o'clock Wednesday morning.

According to police, the teenager lost control, drove off a thirty-foot embankment, and then landed in a railroad ditch, hitting a rail car.

Amazingly he was able to walk away to a gas station to call for help. He did suffer head injuries and had to be flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Neither the teen’s name nor his condition have been released.

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  • by Tamara Location: Tx on Aug 10, 2007 at 02:16 PM
    I am so glad he is ok..I know for a fact there wasn't any drugs or alcohol involved..ppl need to realise there are good teenagers out there and this guy was one of them..he very sweet and is a great friend..I hope he gets well soon and he will be in my prayers.
  • by Allyson Location: Texas on Aug 10, 2007 at 10:12 AM
    i am praying for him every night! I hope he recovers soon and is good as new:D
  • by S Location: TX on Aug 10, 2007 at 10:03 AM
    NO DRUGS NO ALCOHOL!!! if there was it would have been reported!! Im glad hes ok. people should mind their own bussiness if they dont know what really happened. girlfriend of the young man involved.
  • by norma Location: harber on Aug 10, 2007 at 07:47 AM
    Praise god he's okay!! you guys are in our thoughts/prayers, we love ya.
  • by JR Andreas Location: Sherman TX on Aug 9, 2007 at 08:28 PM
    yall news people dont know any thing jeez. Tina im glad he is ok. and i know from being around him no drugs or alcohol were involved. I hope he is gonna be ok he is like my brother. Best friend of the young man involved. JR Andreas
  • by John Location: Michigan on Aug 9, 2007 at 04:31 PM
    Well i don't know your son or your family but we have a mutual friend. I'm glad that he is going to be ok, that is what matters most. As far as the snide remarks you just have to ignore them and not let others ignorance get to you. Again sorry for the unfortunate accident, glad he is ok...
  • by TL Location: Sherman on Aug 9, 2007 at 03:50 PM
    My son is a close friend of the young man involved...He is a good kid, very polite and has a bright future ahead of him, thankfully not cut short due to an unfortunate accident...Uneducated remarks, such as those posted about alcohol being involved, can damage this young man's reputation and unless reported as fact by the local authorities should be ignored.(which is NOT what happened here) It is a shame that some people assume that because a young person is involved that it has to be drug or alcohol is simply not the case. Shame on those who are so narrow minded. Our family supports this young man and his family...Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery.
  • by KXII Webmaster Location: Sherman on Aug 9, 2007 at 03:15 PM
    Thanks for bringing that comment to our attention. It has been removed.
  • by billy Location: sherman on Aug 9, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    That boy does not drink.If he had it would have been reported as such.people shouldn't post stupid remarks such as that.What if it was your son or daughter?
  • by tina Location: sherman on Aug 9, 2007 at 02:57 PM
    thank you for your candid comment,Trixe, I hope your son or daughter is never in an accident. For your information there was not any drugs or Alcohal involved! If there was that would be the first thing reported on! My son does not drink or do drugs. He fell asleep at the wheel. I would like to thank all of our friends and family for there support.Please dont hold it against any stupid people for there ingonorant comments! Those of you who know this young man will understand. thank you , the mom of the young man involved, Tina
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