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Three-vehicle accident on U.S. 281 in Marble Falls injures two

MARBLE FALLS — A three-vehicle accident in the 2000 block of U.S. 281 on Feb. 6 sent two people to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries despite looking like a serious collision.

accident-1PHOTO: Emergency crews work a three-vehicle accident Feb. 6 in the 2000 block of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. The collision sent two people to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls emergency crews responded to the accident about 2:45 p.m. in front of Lakeside Pawn & Jewelry.

According to Marble Falls police officials, a van was heading north on 281 in the inside lane with a Toyota Tacoma truck behind it. But the van was forced to veer to the right to avoid a BMW passenger car headed south in the inside, northbound lane.

Officers are still investigating why the driver of the BMW was in the wrong lane heading south.

While the van’s driver avoided a head-on collision with the BMW, the passenger car did hit the driver’s side of the van, officials said.

When the van shifted to the right, the BMW slammed into the front of the pickup, officials said.

The driver of the BMW was transported to an area hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries by Marble Falls Area EMS Inc.

The pickup truck driver apparently suffered a hand injury and also was taken to an area hospital, officials said.

Nobody in the van, including an infant and a toddler, were injured in the crash.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.