Accident northwest of Cresson sends man to hospital

A two-vehicle accident originally reported to Hood County 911 emergency dispatch as a head-on collision between a pickup and an 18-wheeler on Highway 171 northwest of Cresson turned out to be not quite so traumatic. It also wan’t in Hood County, but a few miles inside the Parker County line. A Weatherford man, who had been driving the pickup, was transported by ground ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital with unknown non-lifethreatening injuries, according to officials at the scene. The left-front of his northbound pickup clipped a soundbound semi hauling equipment for a Cleburne construction company before leaving the roadway and crashing through a barbed-wire fence.