Victoria – Rosa Gutierrez Hospitalized Following a Three-Vehicle Accident on US 59
Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 6:36 am
A Houston woman was sent to a hospital after getting involved in a car accident on US 59 in Victoria County, Tuesday evening.
The victim was identified as Rosa Maria Gutierrez, 69.
According to initial reports, Gutierrez was a passenger in a GMC Sierra that had been travelling along the northbound lanes of US 59. After avoiding a Honda Sonata that was pulling out from a rest stop, the Sierra was then struck from behind by a truck-tractor towing a semitrailer that was reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed.
The 69-year-old passenger of GMC Sierra sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. She was rushed to Citizens Medical Center for medical treatment.
No one else was injured.
Honda driver Michele Wagner was cited for failure to yield to the right of way while the truck tractor driver, identified as Kendall Williams, 33, of South Carolin, was charged for failure to control speed.
Further details will be released once the investigation is completed.
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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