By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
March 23, 2015
Two vehicles collided on Padre Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, injuring five people. The vehicles, a 2004 silver Ford Focus, and a taxicab, were both traveling northbound when the taxi struck the Focus, according to a statement released by the City of South Padre Island.
The impact caused the driver of the Focus to lose control of the vehicle, sending it spinning off the roadway, where it collided with a telephone pole and a cinder clock wall, according to the statement. The vehicle then came to a stop in the parking lot of the SPI Clinic.
The 50 year-old-driver of the taxicab was airlifted to a hospital while an extraction device had to be used to remove the 21-year-old driver of the Focus along with three passengers who ranged in age from 16 – 20. All four people were also transported to local hospitals.
South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith and City Manager Bill DiLibero were also on scene, and the investigation is ongoing.
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