Life Flight chopper breaks down responding to crash

HOUSTON

The first chopper responded to the crash on Telge at Selph around 10:30pm Saturday.

A car went off the road and then went through a barbed wire fence before it crashed into some trees.

Officials said a 20-year old man and 12-year old boy inside the car were injured.

Life Flight was called, but a mechanical failure prevented it from taking off with the victims.

A second chopper was called to the scene and airlifted the man and boy to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

The stalled helicopter blocked Telge for three hours before a mechanic was able to fix it.

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