There was a single-vehicle accident last night in Clarkson at approximately 5:10 at 217 E. Main Street. A maroon Dodge Neon ran off the roadway and flipped into a ditch, coming to rest against a utility pole.
The Grayson County Sheriff and Clarkson Fire Departments responded to the crash.
Although the car was heavily damaged, the female driver extricated herself from the inverted vehicle prior to first responders arriving on the scene. The driver refused medical treatment via a call to police dispatch -- it's not clear who placed the call -- before officials arrived at the crash site. EMS, who was in route to the scene, turned back after receiving a stand-down call from dispatch.
There were no other passengers in the car.
The driver of the car seemed “out of it,” according to a Clarkson fireman who was working the scene. The driver sat in a civilian truck with tinted windows in a driveway near the accident site as she waited for her car to be towed. It’s unclear at this time if the driver’s behavior was due to a head injury, or other reasons.
The sheriff’s deputy working the scene approached the passenger door of the truck at least once and briefly spoke with someone inside. It’s not clear, though, what the exchange entailed.