Two women sent to the hospital following an accident in Red Oak Tuesday


August 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Tuesday morning in Red Oak resulted in two women being transported to the hospital. According to authorities, the accident happened at around 11:30-a.m., at the intersection of Highway 34 and north 8th Street. Officials say a vehicle driven by 74-year-old Ailene Iris Coates, of Red Oak was stopped on north 8th Street and attempting to cross Highway 34. Coates failed to notice an eastbound vehicle driven by 24-year-old Samatha Marie Thomas, of Red Oak. When Coates pulled away from the stop sign  and in front of Thomas, the vehicles collided.  Following the impact, Coates’ vehicle came to rest in the east ditch, on the south side of Highway 34. Coates was taken by Red Oak Rescue to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, while Thomas was transported to facility by private vehicle. Authorities said Coates was cited for failure to yield.