Car Accident Leaves Two Laredo Military Women in Hospital
Mar 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM CST
Mar 20, 2012
A major car accident over the weekend left two Laredo women who are members of the National Guard with serious injuries in two McAllen hospitals. And their friends are hoping the community can come together and help. It happened on Saturday shortly after 10 p.m., while Eva Martinez and Erica Hinojosa, along with three other people were driving along in a truck along highway 83 outside Roma. Witnesses said the driver may have been distracted by a text he received on a phone and allegedly lost control of the vehicle, rolling over. The two women were ejected from the vehicle. Martinez was interred at the ICU in Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen and Hinojosa was taken to McAllen Medical. Both suffered severe injuries in the accident, with Eva struggling with a punctured lung and bladder, shattered pelvis and swelling to the brain. Friends and supporters told us both women were very active here in the Laredo community and had very promising careers ahead of themselves in the military. Michelle Moreno: "We were in the TAMIU ROTC Program together and we're currently in the National Guard here locally at the 436th Chemical Unit.” We're told Martinez was expected to graduate this May and to be commissioned as a second lieutenant from the TAMIU ROTC program. Friends and supporters also tell us TAMIU is helping organize efforts to help with medical expenses. A Facebook page has been set up by the girls' fraternity, Alpha Psi Lambda, informing the community of a future drive being set up to help collect funds. We're also told donations can be made at the TAMIU campus Bursar’s office under the name Eva Martinez.