Two people taken to the hospital following rollover accident in Port Arthur

PORT ARTHUR - One person is in stable condition at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont and another is in good condition at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas following a rollover accident in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Police were called to the scene of a major accident in the 5800 block of 9th Avenue around 10: 30 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found one vehicle had hit another from the rear and veered off the road, flipping over. Both vehicles were traveling southbound before the accident.

It was discovered that one of the drivers had been ejected and sustained serious injuries. Port Arthur Fire and Acadian EMS responded to the scene, and the driver was taken to St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. The other driver was taken to the Medical Center of SETX.

An investigation revealed that speed was a strong factor in the crash. It is not known if alcohol or other substances were involved. 

The accident remains under investigation.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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