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Driver causes two accidents
BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet
One driver caused two accidents this morning. Police say the driver of a silver Toyota Camry hit a vehicle at West Lucas and Eastex Freeway, and kept driving east on East Lucas. The driver then struck an SUV at the intersection of East Lucas and Concord, and continued driving. Then, the driver popped a curb, hit a sign and ended up in some hedges.
Niesha Piert and her friend were driving when they saw the Camry swerve into the hedges.
"We seen it through the rear view mirror," said Piert, "and we were like, what's going on, then we looked and we seen a car come from all the way there, slid all the way up here, hit all the poles, and it was an elderly lady."
Brad Revere manages Triangle Pawn Shop. He was inside and heard the crash when the Camry hit their sign and hedges.
"I run outside to see what happened," said Revere, "because I seen the car pretty much come through our hedges and our sign that we have outside the store. It was an older lady in the car."
Revere asked the driver to unlock the door.
"I got her to unlock the doors, I opened the door up and told her to sit still, we'd call 911 and get someone here to help her out," said Revere.
"I hurried up and called 911, and my friend parked over there," said Piert. "So they opened the door, but she was like confused and everything. Was trying to use her cell phone, call her son and everything, but it shook me up."
Police say no one was injured in the accidents. Revere and Piert say they were happy to help.
"I'm always looking to help people if I can," said Revere.
"Just being a good Samaritan and stopping and calling 911, not just overlooking, and you know people pass by, see people hurt all the time," said Piert. "If it was me I would want somebody to stop."
The driver of the Camry was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital where she was examined. Police say she was not intoxicated, and they are currently investigating the accidents.