El Paso– Multi-Vehicle Accident on US 54
Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 12:44 am
Several people sustained various injuries after getting involved in a car accident on US 54, according to El Paso Fire Department officials.
Based on initial reports, the major wreck took place at US 54 near McCombs. How the crash took place is yet to be determined but it was confirmed that two vehicles somehow collided on said location. At least six people were reportedly injured following the impact of the collision. Three of the victims sustained serious injuries while the remaining suffered from minor injuries. Whether they were treated at the scene or rushed to a hospital for treatment remains unknown.
Emergency crews were also requested at the scene to assist in the clearing of the site.
The crash remains under investigation.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Gladewater Police Department will do everything to bring those 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.
If you are the only one involved in the accident, the first thing you need to do is assess yourself. Check for possible bleeding and examine the extent of your injuries. If you are badly hurt, do not try to move and wait for help (or call 911). If you can, stay at the sidewalk and keep your hazard lights on to signal oncoming vehicles.