Seven people were hospitalized following a two-car collision in Pilot Point Thursday afternoon.
Police were still investigating the cause of the wreck Friday morning.
A 2012 Nissan pickup truck driven by Grady Carney, 53, of Pilot Point was traveling northbound at approximately 3:40 p.m. in the 11050 block of U.S. 377 when it crossed the center turn lane and into the oncoming southbound lane, striking a 2010 Nissan SUV head on, Pilot Point police Chief Ric Sadler said.
The SUV, driven by Sarah Chandler, 27, of Pilot Point, was traveling southbound and had five juveniles on board, three of whom were under the age of ten.
Six of the victims, including Chandler and the five children, have been treated and released. Carney remains in the hospital as of Friday morning. He was pinned inside the truck and was extricated by Pilot Point firefighters.
An initial assessment of Carney’s injuries indicated he would likely survive.
“The impact was almost 100 percent head-on. It wasn’t angular,” Sadler said.
Chandler and Carney were both transported by helicopter to the Medical Center of Plano. Pilot Point and Aubrey medics transported the children by ground ambulance to Denton Regional Medical Center.
Police have not yet determined fault or if either driver was intoxicated at the time. An investigation is ongoing.
“It’s obvious [Carney] was not on his side of the road,” Sadler said. “Obviously we weren’t able to any interviews at that point yesterday. Their medical conditions took precedent.”
“What’s most important is that we conduct a thorough and complete investigation.”
Officers from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Tioga Police Department also responded.