Anderson County – Victim of Solo-Vehicle Accident on US 287 ID’d
Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 9:20 am
The Anderson County Police Department has released the name of one of the victims who died in a fatal car accident on US 287 last Wednesday.
The fatality was identified as Ruby Kwame. She is a 34-year-old resident of Palestine. According to initial reports, Kwame was driving a vehicle along the southbound lanes of US 287 at around 4:15 p.m. For yet unknown reasons, Kwame veered onto the northbound lanes, left the roadway, and crashed into a trash bin and a tree.
Kwame was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge James Westley.
Authorities said that a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy sustained life-threatening injuries from the force of the impact. They were both transferred to a Palestine hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
No further details are available as the crash remains under investigation.
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 reckless driving 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.