Austin – Revea Hays Hospitalized after Multi-Car Crash on US 183
Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 6:03 am
At least two people were rushed to a hospital after sustaining injuries from a major vehicle accident on US 183 last Saturday.
According to initial reports, the incident happened at the U.S. Highway 183 and County Road 235 intersection. A silver Ford SUV was head south down the highway when, for yet unknown reasons, it collided with a red Ford sedan that was attempting to make a left turn on to CR 235. The Ford then spun into the northbound lane where it was struck on the left side by a Dodge pick-up truck.
The impact of the collision injured two occupants in the Ford. They were identified as Revea Hays, 32-years-old, from Abilene and her 11-year-old passenger. Hays was immediately transported to Ascension Seton Medical Center while the 11-year-old was airlifted to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup truck was also transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.
An investigation is underway.
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.