Amarillo – Car Slammed into House on Echo Street
Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 6:04 am
One person was injured after his car crashed into an empty house on Echo Street last Thursday morning.
According to initial reports, the incident happened at around 3:20 a.m. at the 2400 block of Echo Street. A pickup truck was seen traveling along the area when, for yet unknown reasons, it went off the roadway, hit two cars and two mailboxes. It came to a complete stop in a house nearby.
The driver, whose identity has yet to be released, was transported to an area hospital where he received proper medical treatment. He was taken to the Potter County Jail and booked on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Fortunately, no one was inside the residence at the time of the accident.
The Amarillo Police Department arrived at the scene to investigate the crash further.
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 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.