PALESTINE, TX–An Elkhart woman who witnessed a vehicle accident on Loop 256 rushed to be the first to post about the accident on Facebook, but was beat for the first post by another onlooker.
Virginia Gable said she witnessed the accident and was unable to get a clear photo through her windshield and her rush to get back to the scene of the accident to get a better photo failed due to an irritating traffic light.
“I saw the wreck, as soon as it happened right in front of the Whataburger,” Gable said, “And I tried to take a photo through my front windshield, but it wasn’t very clear so I proceeded to go down Highway 287 so I could turn around in the parking lot of the AT&T store, come back up, park and be able to get a clear picture of the vehicle and injured lady, but the light turned red and I couldn’t turn fast enough. The car in front of me wouldn’t move even after I flashed my headlights and honked my horn.”
By the time Gable arrived back at the accident, Frank Hammons, another local citizen, had already posted the details and a photo to the Happening Now in Anderson County, TX Facebook group.
Gable said, “It’s ok, I’ll be more prepared the next time. I hope someone helped the lady because she had a pretty big cut on her face and arm.”
Gable said instead she clicked the ‘sad emotion’ on the photo Hammons posted.
“I don’t know if I was sad about the wreck or about not being the first to get the pic posted.”