BROCK, TX (09/09/2015) — Denise O’Bannon was seriously injured on Wednesday morning after she was struck by vehicle while helping at the scene of an accident.
According to authorities, a car accident along FM 1189 on Wednesday morning seriously injured a Brock ISD third grade teacher: 47-year-old Denise O’Bannon.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Ricky Hunter stated that at around 7:00 a.m., O’Bannon was at the scene of a single-vehicle crash, which involved a family whose Nissan pickup truck failed to negotiate a curve, slid off the road, and struck a fence.
DPS reported that O’Bannon, along with several others, had stopped to the help the occupants of the Nissan when a northbound Jeep Cherokee lost control, began to skid, and struck a unattended GMC pickup along the shoulder of the roadway. The Jeep then struck O’Bannon, who was on the west side of the road, and pinned her against the Nissan.
Denise O’Bannon was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas with unknown injuries.
The occupants of the Nissan and the driver of the Jeep—28-year-old Heather Novasad, of Fort Worth—were not injured.
“She’s still got a long road ahead of her for sure but she’s got a lot of people praying for her and a lot of people supporting her,” Brock ISD Superintendent Scott Drillette said. “She’s a strong lady so we are hoping and praying for the best.”