Driver loses control, car flips into ravine

Emergency personnel pull a Stokes basket up the muddy hill carrying the injured drive from the flipped vehicle. (Photo by Barbara Green)

A 39-year-old Alvord woman was injured when her car went off the roadway on State Highway 101 at the edge of Bowie Tuesday afternoon and flipped over coming to rest in a nearby ravine with water.
Bowie Police and Bowie EMS and Rescue responded to the scene at 2:22 p.m. on May 24. The crash occurred at Hwy 101 just before the Highway overpass above Hwy 81/Business 287.
The police report filed by Sgt. Scott Parker states Ambra Dawn Locklear was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Hwy. 101 and reportedly failed to control the speed as she entered a curve to the left. The vehicle crossed the center stripe, then began a skid.
Parker said as the driver began to correct the skid, it ran off the right shoulder into the wet grass and rolled counter-clockwise onto its top in a ravine where water was flowing in a drainage ditch.
Fire Chief Doug Page said bystanders got the driver out of the car as rescue/EMS were arriving. Several police units also arrived and helped assist in getting the Stokes basket carrying the driver up to the roadway into the ambulance. She was transported to Wise Health System in Decatur with unknown injuries, but they appeared to not be life-threatening.