AMARILLO -- On Wednesday at 5:34 p.m. Amarillo Police were sent to I-40 and Coulter on a 4 car pileup.
When officers arrived they discovered the collision was in the 7100 Block W I-40 North Frontal Road. A black Chevy HHR was going northbound on Coulter when the driver lost control of the vehicle, drove over the concrete median, then struck a 2000 Olds Silhouette Van that was waiting at the red light for west bound to north bound traffic for the NFR.
The Olds was hit hard enough that it struck a red 2011 Chevy Silverado that in turn struck a 2013 Volkswagen Golf.
The driver of the Olds had to be extricated from the van by the Amarillo Fire Dept. She was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Silverado was taken to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Golf was not injured.
The driver of the HHR was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Speed is a factor. Narcotics are a possible factor in this collision.
The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Dept.
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