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Blotter: Man airlifted after crashing into pole

A man believed to be in his 40s was airlifted to a hospital by PHI Med after being involved in a major accident Saturday morning.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the driver of a 2000 Cadillac Deville was intending to turn right at the intersection of Russell Newman Road and Loop 288 when he struck a 2008 GMC Yukon on the side. When trying to steer the Yukon back under control, the wheels dug into the ground, sending it rolling. The vehicle wrapped around a a telephone pole.

The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday and emergency crews arrived on scene at 11:14 a.m.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the fire department, said the man was alert during the extended extraction from his vehicle.

The man believed to be in his 40s — and also the driver of the vehicle — was transported by PHI to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital after the extraction was complete at 11:50 a.m., Hedges said.

He was the only person in the accident taken to a hospital.

Lanes were closed off until after noon, when they reopened, Grelle said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Other reports

100 block of South Avenue G — A 30-year-old woman reported to police she had been assaulted by her boyfriend at their apartment. Records show the woman told police Friday evening that the assault had occurred a year ago, but she had been too scared to call until now. An offense report was completed.

6100 block of St. James Place — Denton police responded to a vandalism call Friday morning after a brick was thrown through a windshield of a vehicle.

Police said a man reported that someone threw a brick through the front windshield of his Honda car. A vandalism report was filed.


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

Fifty-nine people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted 13 reports online.

From Sunday, March 16 to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 57 calls for service including two reports, two escorts, 12 moving violations and three arrests.

University of North Texas police responded to three public intoxication arrests, four possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces arrests, four medical calls, one driving while license invalid arrest, one burglary of a vehicle, two criminal trespass reports, one criminal trespass arrest, three vehicle accidents, one burglary of a coin operated machine, one debit/credit card abuse arrest, two outside agency warrant arrests, one burglary of a habitation, one assault, issued one citation for littering and took reports on two thefts for more than $50 but less than $500.

— Megan Gray

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.