3-Year-Old Girl Dies In Crash On Bush Turnpike Median
PLANO – A traffic incident that took place on the President George Bush Turnpike left a 3-year-old girl dead and two others injured.
According to police reports, the incident occurred about 8:30 am on Thursday
Lonny Haschel, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety, gave details saying that the incident occurred when the male driver of an Infinity swerved to avoid hitting a slower-moving vehicle in the center lane of eastbound PGBT near Custer Road. As a result, the Infinity went flying over a median, onto the westbound traffic lanes of the President George Bush Turnpike, where it was struck broadside by a Lexus SUV and a Hyundai passenger car.”
The driver of the Infinity, identified as 28-year-old Anthony Brink of Richardson, was traveling with a 3-year-old female passenger. The girl, identified as Kendall Brink, was taken to the Medical Center of Plano for treatment, but was later pronounced dead. Brink himself is in serious condition. The driver of the Lexus suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to the same hospital. A third driver involved in the accident was not injured.
“The Infinity traveled off the left side of the paved roadway onto the grassy median, where it became airborne and crossed over the concrete barrier that divides east and westbound lanes,” said Haschel. “The Infinity landed in the westbound lanes where it was struck broadside by a Lexus SUV and a Hyundai passenger car.”
All westbound lanes of the turnpike were closed for hours in the area near Custer Road as crews investigated and cleared the scene. The crash is still under investigation.
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