COUNTY

Teen injured in golf cart accident on West End

GALVESTON

A 19-year-old man suffered a serious head injury Wednesday afternoon when the golf cart he was driving in flipped on a West End beach, police said.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. on Terramar Beach, Galveston Police Department Capt. Joshua Schirard said.

The golf cart flipped over as the man was trying to turn, Schirard said. He was taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital for treatment. The injury was serious, Schirard said.

He did not know the injured man’s medical status as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

A second teenager in the golf cart suffered minor injuries, Schirard said.

The teenager appeared to be a legal driver and police didn’t suspect alcohol had contributed to the crash, Schirard said.

— John Wayne Ferguson

STATE

Trooper injured in hit and run accident in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is in stable condition after being injured in a hit-and-run collision in a Houston suburb.

Authorities say the trooper had stopped a driver during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a passing vehicle on U.S. Highway 59 in Sugar Land.

DPS officials say the driver of the vehicle that hit the trooper then fled the scene.

The trooper, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a Houston hospital.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, was later stopped by authorities and arrested.

1 injured in storms; small airplanes flip at airport

DALLAS

Severe thunderstorms in Texas have left at least one person hurt, damaged buildings and flipped small planes at suburban Dallas airport.

The Storm Prediction Center says gusts of more than 75 mph were reported Wednesday morning at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Several small private planes at nearby Grand Prairie Municipal Airport were overturned by the winds.

Emergency officials in Johnson County say a mobile home rolled onto a parked vehicle about 20 mile) south of Fort Worth. One person in the residence, near Cleburne, was injured.

Forecasters said eastern Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi and western Tennessee faced the greatest risk of severe weather Wednesday night with the possibility of tornadoes and large hail.

— Associated Press

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