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2009-04-16 / Front Page

Justice of Peace Troy Bise Injured in Auto Accident

Judge Troy Bise Judge Troy Bise Troy Bise, Lee County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, was injured in an automobile accident at approximately 8:30 Thursday morning, April 9, while he was in route to an inquest.

Lee County Constable Terry Davis was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria with Bise as a passenger northbound on Hwy. 77. When they approached the intersection of Hwy 77 and 290, the Constable had his emergency lights activated and he slowed down, but proceeded through the red light. A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by David Tamayo from Houston, was proceeding through a green light westbound on Hwy 290 at the same intersection. Another vehicle, driven by Willie Meeks of Ledbetter, was in the turning lane of the intersection and Tamayo did not see the Constable's car approaching with its lights flashing.

Constable Davis continued through the intersection when he was struck on the passenger side by Tamayo, forcing the Constable's car into Meek's vehicle.

Bise was taken by B & M Ambulance to Brackenridge Hospital, where he was treated for a broken right shoulder blade, ten broken ribs, an injured lung and two vertebras that were dislocated or separated on impact.

As of press time, he is out of intensive care and recuperating. His wife, Joyce Bise with the Giddings Economic Development Corporation said, "We really appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers."

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