The driver of a vehicle that had been involved in a four-vehicle accident at about 6:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 1) in the 1900 block of S.H. 144 (Glen Rose Highway) in Granbury was booked into the Hood County Jail on multiple criminal charges, while one of the people injured was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with “serious, potentially life-threatening injuries,” according to Lt. Russell Grizzard with the Granbury Police Department.
The man arrested after the crash was Nicholas Eugene Lander, age 34, of Granbury, Grizzard said in the news release. The GPD news release also noted that “Lander fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by GPD officers a short distance away,” and added that “Lander was found to be intoxicated.”
The lieutenant stated that Lander was booked into the Hood County Jail and charged with a third-degree felony count of intoxication assault; a third-degree felony count of possession of a controlled substance (Penalty Group 1 - methamphetamine); a third-degree felony count of fleeing the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury; and a Class A misdemeanor count of unlawful carrying of a weapon (handgun).
The person who was transported for medical treatment of the potentially life-threatening injuries, a 63-year-old Granbury woman, was driving a Toyota that flipped upside down during the crash.
The driver of one of the other vehicles involved in the crash was driven by a 32-year-old Glen Rose man who was taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Grizzard stated. The fourth vehicle involved was a Jeep, driven by a 23-year-old Granbury man.