Fort Worth – 1 Hospitalized after Two Vehicles Collided on Highway 287
Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 12:10 am
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating an auto accident on Highway 287 near Bonds Ranch Road last Monday.
Based on a preliminary investigation, a semi-truck and a white pickup truck, for reasons that had not been determined, collided with each other. The exact details of the incident remain unclear at this time but it was reported that the pickup truck drifted over the median, crashed into a utility pole, and overturned.
The impact of the crash left one person with injuries. He was immediately taken to a local hospital where he received proper treatment. His identification and condition were not immediately disclosed.
No citations have been issued as the investigation is still in progress. The investigators are calling onto anyone who had witnessed the incident to get in contact with them.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
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.