Abilene–FM 707 Crash Leaves Two Injured
Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 1:31 am
A car accident on Farm to Market Road 707 near Highway 277 sent two people to a hospital last Monday, police said.
Just before 10:00 p.m., the Abilene local officers responded to the intersection of FM 707 near Highway 277. According to initial reports, a vehicle that was traveling along the highway suddenly veered off the road and crashed. The impact left the car upside down.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and rushed two people to the nearest hospital. The extent of the injuries is yet to be determined.
No identification has been released.
Investigators were also requested at the scene to determine the factors that caused the crash.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Abilene Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting 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.
If you are the only one involved in the accident, the first thing you need to do is assess yourself. Check for possible bleeding and examine the extent of your injuries. If you are badly hurt, do not try to move and wait for help (or call 911). If you can, stay at the sidewalk and keep your hazard lights on to signal oncoming vehicles.