Bloodmobile Involved in Accident While Returning from Blood Drive
MATHIS (Kiii News) -
The Coastal Bend Blood Center's mobile blood unit was involved in an accident around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, on I-37 near Mathis.
The staff of three was returning from a blood drive in Three Rivers when a container from the vehicle in front of them somehow broke free and went flying toward the bloodmobile. The vehicle sustained a shattered windshield and major front end damage.
Fortunately, everyone was okay.
"But this is just an example of how, from one day to the next, we never know what's going to occur in our community," said Leticia Mondragon of the Coastal Bend Blood Center. "There has been no cancellation of future blood drives. We do have six bloodmobiles that go out seven days a week, but definitely keep our staff members in your prayers. They are okay, but again, we never know what can happen from one day to the next."
The vehicle that was damaged was the newest vehicle in the Blood Center's fleet. There has been no word as to just how much damage was caused.