Shopping Center Accident Follow-up

Updated: 2/23/2013 5:28 pm

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Shopping Center Accident Follow-up

More than 6 months after a man plowed his SUV into a Victoria business, survivors of the crash are still haunted with the unforgettable memories while asking some tough questions. It happened back in August at the James Wayne Properties. Wednesday night, survivors said the driver should not have been behind the wheel and they want to know why police never tested the man for drugs or alcohol.

Sirens, stretchers and witnesses crowded the James Wayne Properties off Laurent when the driver of a Toyota 4-runner plowed into the building last August. Police records show that 5 people were transported to Detar with various injuries. On Wednesday, one of the survivors, Linda Gordon, who was taken to the hospital opened up. The owner, James Wayne, said two men were seriously injured. Wayne added one man's shoulder was broken so badly, doctors couldn't put it back together and another man almost didn't make it. Several months later police said the accident was still under investigation, but Wayne believes the driver should not have been behind the wheel. According to Victoria police, the driver of the SUV was never charged, and was never tested for drugs or alcohol, because they didn't have probable cause. Police said in order to run a sobriety test, the driver would have to appear intoxicated. They said the driver suffered a head injury during the accident and complained of medical problems, that police added was verified at the hospital.

Police say the accident still remains under investigation.
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