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Center — Multi-Vehicular Crash in Shelby County Causes Vehicle to Run into Building

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 11:32 pm    

On Friday, January 25, 2019, a multi-vehicular crash at the intersection of US 96 and FM 2026 in Shelby County caused a vehicle to run into a building.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a 1999 Nissan passenger car was traveling north on US 96 and failed to yield the right of way as it turned left onto FM 2026. As a result, a southbound 2000 Ford SUV struck it, and the Nissan then struck the front of a 2007 Chevrolet SUV that was stopped at the stop sign on FM 2026.

After the initial collision, the Ford drove off the roadway to the right and hit a building operated by McAdams Propane. This collision caused extensive damage to the building.

All the individuals involved in this accident — 50-year-old Abdulia Arellano (driver of the Nissan), her two children passengers, 32-year-old Almaquer Crescenciano (the driver of the Ford), her 2-year-old passenger, 41-year-old Tina McKinney (driver of the Chevrolet), her two children passengers, and her other passenger 46-year-old Bryan McKinney — were not injured in the crash.

It is good to hear that no one was injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are other victims who aren’t as lucky. Car accidents are common occurrences nowadays. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

There are various types of car accidents, and one of them is a crash involving buildings or walls. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were 266 of such crashes in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties, and that number is up from 2014’s 255 and 2015’s 240.

In a statistics by Rob Reiter and Mark Wright, it is shown that of the crashes into buildings that the two of them researched between 2014 and 2017, 24% of those involved retail stores, 23% commercial buildings, 19% restaurants, and the remainder of that include convenience stores, offices, and other non-residential structures.

Also according to Reiter and Wright, the leading causes of these crashes are operator and pedal errors, which account for 30% and 25% of these crashes respectively. Reiter said that operator error usually means drivers accelerated too much or were speeding or were in the wrong gear, while pedal error means the driver made the mistake of stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Other causes and factors can be drunken/distracted driving, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, age, and sometimes even the weather (i.e. the rain making the road slippery and wet, etc.).

If you are a victim of this kind of car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

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