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Cottondale- Collision in Cottondale Intersection Seriously Injured One

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 4:12 am    

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim who was injured in a crash involving two tractor-trailers on  Farm to Market Road (FM) 2123.

According to reports, the wreck occurred at around 6:00 a.m. at the intersection of FM 2123 and FM 51. A tractor-trailer ran a red light at the said cross streets and struck another semi-truck that was traveling along the southbound lanes.

The impact of the collision left the driver of the first vehicle with critical injuries. He was sent to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment. Authorities later identified him as 53-year-old Oscar Ruiz.

The other driver was identified as 31-year-old Zachary Suppe. He didn’t sustain any injury from the crash.

Local authorities were also requested at the scene to assist in the clearing.

The investigation is still in progress.

Our deepest sympathies are with 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 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. So before hitting the road, it is important to check your engine–ensure your all your tires are well-aligned and brakes are working properly.


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