U.S. 281 crash sends 85-year-old Marble Falls man to ER
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — An elderly man is recovering from injuries after a collision July 29 on U.S. 281 adjacent to the La Ventana subdivision on the south end of the city, according to the Marble Falls Police Department.
The wreck happened at 8:17 p.m. on the highway at the La Ventana Drive intersection.
James Tolles, 85, of Marble Falls was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe when he collided with a 2004 F-150 driven by 42-year-old Toribio Tavera of Johnson City.
“Tolles was stopped at the stop sign at La Ventana, was going to make a left turn onto U.S. 281,” Marble Falls Police Lt. Steve Eckstein said. “He did not see Mr. Tavera, who was southbound on 281. Mr. Tavera struck Mr. Tolles on the left side of his vehicle. ”
Police listed failure to yield right-of-way at a stop sign as the cause of the accident.
Tavera and his passengers, a 12-year-old female and a 64-year-old male, were all treated and released at the scene, according to the report.
Tolles was transported to St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock with non-life-threatening injuries, the report stated.