Dallas—Cassandra Lizardi Injured in Interstate 35 Collision
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 12:38 am
The two victims injured by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 35 have been identified, according to a local news source.
Last January 13, an orange cab with a white trailer was traveling along I-35 when it made an unsafe lane change and struck another vehicle. The impact then sent the car spinning, hit another passing vehicle, and struck a wall. Two occupants in the said vehicle suffered from fractures and head injuries. They were rushed to Parkland Hospital where they remained hospitalized for almost two weeks. Authorities identified the victims as Cassandra Lizardi and Kaylee Jensen. They were college roommates and both 21 years of age.
The driver of the semi-trailer did not stop to render aid to the victims. Instead, he fled the scene and remains at large as of this writing. His identification has not been disclosed.
The investigation continues.
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 increase 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. Before hitting the road, know those 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.