A blowout caused a Henrietta man to lose control of his vehicle on Hwy. 287 Thursday afternoon, colliding with a road sign and a tree.
Michael Lynn Williams, 63, was traveling south in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee approximately five miles north of Henrietta when the accident occurred. Williams received minor injuries, hitting his head during the accident. He was not transported to the hospital.
The blowout happened to the right rear tire, causing the vehicle to spin. The vehicle struck the sign in the driver’s side door, then continued into the southbound median, coming to rest against a tree.
EMTs and a state trooper responded within minutes, having just left a reported motorcycle accident a few miles to the south.
Trooper Chad Harding said the motorcycle accident was not considered a wreck, but was caused by clutch problems.
Misha Aeon Bowles, 36, of Vernon, was on the northbound should of Hwy. 287 near Texas Best Meats, pulling over to work on his clutch. Harding said Bowles was “messing with the clutch cable” when he hit the edge of the shoulder and laid the motorcycle over. Bowles was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson.
The motorcycle accident was reported at approximately 12:10 p.m., followed by the car wreck at 12:30 p.m.