Major Accident Sends Four to the Hospital

Four people are hospitalized and one remains unaccounted for after a major accident on the north side of the Lufkin loop.

The accident happened around 3:30 this afternoon. According to officers at the scene the driver of a green Nissan ran the stop sign at the Davisville Road intersection and into northbound traffic. The car was hit in the driver's side door, ejecting one of the passengers into the road before coming to rest against a traffic sign.

All four people on the scene were taken to area hospitals with varying injuries. Witnesses say one of the men in the car left the scene on foot before police could arrive. They say the man is dressed in a brown checkered shirt and blue jeans. No names or conditions of the victims have been released.

We'll have more information on this story as it becomes available.