Arlington- Multi-Car Crash on Interstate 20
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:16 pm
At least six vehicles were involved in a series of crash on Interstate 20 last Saturday night, a local news source released.
Local police officers responded to a major wreck at around 10 p.m. near Kelly Elliott Road. According to initial reports, a pickup truck collided with another vehicle along Interstate 20. The driver stepped out of the vehicle to start pushing his car onto the shoulder when another vehicle hit him. Three more cars crashed into each other in an attempt to avoid the previous collision.
Details about the first collision are yet to be released. Authorities said that a man sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. He is only identified as 37-year-old man. It is not confirmed if he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Fortunately, no one else was injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
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.