Texas City – Girl Pinned under SUV on Palmer Highway
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 9:49 am
A tragic vehicle crash on Palmer Highway seriously injured a seven-year-old girl, Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the incident happened at around 4:45 p.m. at the 3315 block of Palmer Highway. A sport utility vehicle, driven by a 65-year-old woman, for yet unknown reasons, crashed into a Popeyes where she struck two children. A girl was trapped under the vehicle and suffered from a leg injury. She was transported to UTMB with unknown injuries. A 5-year-old boy and the driver, boy’s grandmother, were both taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Their condition was not immediately disclosed.
Fortunately, no one else was injured.
The city health department and the Fire Marshal’s Office plan to send someone out to check on the condition of the building.
Local investigators were also requested at the scene to determine liability.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person gets injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.
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