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Bangs man struck by car while walking to a crash scene

Published On: Oct 30 2012 08:43:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 08:02:53 AM CDT


A Bangs man is alert and talking after a three-car, pedestrian accident.

According to police, 24-year-old Benjamin Purcell rear-ended a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 67/84, just west of Bangs Hill, on Monday morning.

As Purcell was walking toward the truck he had hit, a Chevrolet Tahoe struck him as well as his Jeep.

The driver of the Tahoe, 61-year-old Sherrel Mathews, said the sun was in her eyes and she couldn't see.

Purcell was airlifted to Brownwood Regional Medical Center following the accident.