LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County man was taken to the hospital after sideswiping an SUV, then running into the side of a Lufkin house late Sunday morning.
Robert Myers, who police estimate is in his late 50s, was driving down Abney Avenue headed toward North First Street. The 1982 Ford F150 he was driving veered into oncoming traffic, sideswiping a Chrysler SUV, according to investigating Lufkin Police Officer Jason Vance. Myers then overcorrected, driving up an embankment, into the side of a house at the intersection of Abney Avenue and North First Street.
No one in the home was injured.
According to Vance, preliminary investigation revealed Myers may have a medical condition that caused him to lose control of his vehicle.
"I saw his face, his eyes were closed," driver of the Chrysler SUV Ruby Rosales said. "He did have a cigar in his mouth and his head was nodded back."
Rosales, 19, said the accident scared her, but she was not injured. She checked on the people in the home and said she was more worried about the residents and Myers than herself.
Myers was taken to Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. He was admitted for observation, but is in stable condition.
A wrecker service was waiting on an Oncor Electric Delivery serviceman to check the electrical lines around the home before removing the truck.
Vance said Myers will not be cited for the incident.