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Bay City — James Watkins Injured Following a Collision on FM 457

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 5:51 am    

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a car accident on Farm to Market Road 457 last Friday.

According to reports, just before 7:00 p.m. last Friday, a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck that was heading south on FM 457 veered onto opposing lanes for yet unknown reasons. It then collided with a 2016 GMC pickup truck and a Dodge Avenger who happened to be in the same lane during the incident.

The Chevrolet driver was identified as 37-year-old James Watkins. He was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The Dodge driver was also taken to the same hospital. She later identified was identified as Alexia Knowles, 24, of Bay City. Five occupants in the Dodge were also rushed to a hospital for injuries. Their conditions remain unknown as of this writing.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our deepest sympathies to the victim of this unfortunate event. We strongly believe that the Bay City Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Injuries caused by vehicle collisions can vary from crash to crash. Some injuries may heal within a span of days while others could paralyze a victim’s body for a month. The most commonly known car accident injuries include neck and chest and head and back injuries. Broken and ligament damages are also quite common.
Being a victim of a collision is an overwhelming experience. If you are a passenger in a car involved in a crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself and anyone who needs it. After this, you’ll want to alert your insurance provider regarding damages or injuries you sustained from the collision. To submit a claim, you would need to gather documents supporting your claim. These may include a video of the scene or a photograph of the damages to the vehicles, police reports stating the facts of the accident, and medical records indicating the severity of your injury, to name a few.


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