Two major crashes result in just minor injuries
No significant injuries resulted from two major crashes Wednesday on Burleson highways.
The operator of a car with three child occupants in the 3400 block of S. Interstate 35W is believed to have overcorrected, resulting in a rollover at about 12:30 p.m.
"We don't know if someone may have slowed down ahead of her, but she attempted to swerve, clipped another vehicle and rolled over," Police Chief Billy Cordell said.
Three occupants were transported to a local hospital. The driver had a "pretty substantial" finger injury, Cordell said. Occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash were unharmed.
"This probably would have been a fatality accident, had the occupants not have been buckled in," Cordell said. "That's a good lesson for all of us. Buckle up, because you never know what could happen when you get in a vehicle."
Moments later, at about 12:40 p.m., a motorcycle making a right-hand turn hit one vehicle and then was pushed into another at Wilshire Boulevard and Elk Drive.
The operator of the motorcycle received a significant cut to his face, Cordell said.
"He's going to be fine," Cordell said. "He's probably going to need some stitches. He was up and moving around at the scene."
The vehicle was moved to the police department, where Cordell observed it not having significant damage. No injuries were reported by occupants of the other vehicles.
"I think we were lucky with this indent as well," Cordell said. "We easily could have had multiple fatality accidents. We're thankful everything worked out as it did."