Accident in Odessa Sends One to the Hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An accident in Odessa sent a driver to the hospital and forced officers to shut down a good portion of a major intersection.

It happened just before 4:00p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Yukon and Loop 338.

Officers tell NewsWest 9, a white ford 350, hauling a trailer traveling south on Loop 338, turned east on Yukon and failed to yield the right of way.

That's when a grey Mercury slammed into the passenger side sending the car right underneath the truck and its trailer.

Authorities shut down about two miles of Loop 338 around the intersection until they could get it cleared.

Authorities say the driver of that car is going to be ok.

They're recovering from non-life threatening injuries at Medical Center Hospital.