Slip-sliding away

Posted 9/29/20

An individual traveling eastbound on Highway 21 at a high rate of speed spun off the roadway, flew across the lawn in front of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and took out a tree and a light post before colliding with a number of cars in the Sheriff Department’s parking lot Sept. 22.

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Slip-sliding away

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An individual traveling eastbound on Highway 21 at a high rate of speed spun off the roadway, flew across the lawn in front of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and took out a tree and a light post before colliding with a number of cars in the Sheriff Department’s parking lot Sept. 22.

The single driver was transported to the hospital immediately.

“I have no idea what happened, but this car was going extremely fast, went airborne and hit that light pole, which made somewhat of an explosion, and it tumbled over and knocked out all these vehicles,” said Adam Van Dusseldorp, who was also traveling eastbound on Highway 21 at the time and witnessed the accident before pulling over to see if he could offer assistance.

“I was one of the first ones there,” said Van Dusseldorp. “All the deputies started running out of (the sheriff’s office). I was going to kick the window out, but they said for me to stand down because they had it under control. I smelt gas, so I ran into the sheriff’s office and started hollering for a fire extinguisher.”

Local first responders helped secure the individual after the crash and ensure he received medical attention. Texas Department of Public Safety Officers took over the investigation and were unable to be reached for comment regarding the individual’s current condition.

“They dragged the feller out of the vehicle and did chest compressions,” said Van Dusseldorp, who remained nearby in case his assistance was needed. “I don’t know if he is going to make it or not.”

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