Two Injured in Midland Rollover 2/24/14
City of Midland
MIDLAND - Two men were sent to the hospital after a rollover accident on West Wall Street Saturday evening.
Officers responded to the accident at approximately 11:33 p.m. Saturday at Basin Subaru (3917 W. Wall St.). Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Herman Delgado ejected from the vehicle. An investigation found that Delgado had been driving west in the center left turn lane on Wall Street in a 2007 grey Nissan Frontier pickup truck. Delgado did not turn left and drove onto a raised dirt median between the east and west lanes of Wall Street, striking a street sign and delineator post. He continued driving west on the median and left the median, driving into oncoming eastbound traffic lanes and skidding sideways until he left the roadway. Delgado's vehicle struck metal pipe fencing, metal car lifts, and six parked and unattended vehicles belonging to Basin Subaru. He also struck a wooden electric pole, shearing it off at the base, as well as a fire hydrant.
Delgado was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected through the driver's window in the truck, sustaining critical injuries. Delgado's brother, 26-year-old Gabriel Delgado, was wearing a seatbelt in the passenger's seat and received minor injuries. Both siblings were transported to Midland Memorial Hospital; Gabriel Delgado was treated and released and the driver remained in the hospital Monday evening.
Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident, and the investigation into the crash continues.