MIDLAND – Two men are recovering in the hospital after a weekend accident in Midland.
We’re told the accident happened in the 3900 block of West Wall Street, just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found 27-year-old Herman Delgado was ejected from a vehicle.
An investigation discovered that Delgado was driving west in the center left turn lane on West Wall Street. He didn’t make the left turn and drove onto a raised dirt median between the east and west lanes of Wall Street. The vehicle struck a street sign and delineator post.
The vehicle then continued westbound, left the median, drove into oncoming traffic and skidded sideways until the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle hit some metal pipe fencing and six parked and unattended vehicles belonging to a car business. We’re told the vehicle also hit a wooden electric pole, shearing it off at the base.
We’re told that Delgado was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.
Herman Delgado was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. His brother, 26-year-old Gabriel Delgado received minor injuries and was later released.
Officials say excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident.
The investigation into the accident continues.