Bellevue– Woman Injured in Truck Collision on US 287
Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 12:05 am
A major wreck involving a truck on US 287 sent one person to a hospital last January 31.
The Texas Department of Public Safety were called onto the intersection of US 287 and Franklin Street at around 7:00 p.m. How the crash took place is yet to be determined but it was confirmed that the collision involved an 18-wheeler truck and an unidentified vehicle.
The impact of the collision left the driver of the vehicle trapped inside the wreckage. She was extricated by the emergency crew and transported to a local hospital where she was listed in the intensive care unit. Local authorities identified her as Brittnee Hamilton.
No other injuries were reported as of this writing.
The exact details of the crash remain unknown. Investigators are still gathering evidence to determine liability.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We strongly believe that the Bellevue Police Department will do everything to bring those who are 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.