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Gladewater– Crash Involving Speeding Driver Injured One on Highway 80 at Broadway

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 10:34 pm    

Authorities are conducting an investigation after a high-speed collision on Highway 80 last Friday.

At an unspecified time last Friday night, Gladewater Fire Department and CWC Fire Department responded to a major wreck at Highway 80 at Broadway. When they arrived at the scene, one driver was trapped inside the wreckage. He was extricated by local paramedics and transported to the nearest hospital for treatment. His identification and condition remain unknown as of this writing.

No other injuries were reported.

The number of vehicles involved and how the crash took place have yet to be released. Investigators were also requested at the scene to determine liability.

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.


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