Houston–Major Crash Shuts Down 610 East Loop
Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 12:33 am
Authorities are still investigating a car accident that involved an 18-wheeler truck on Interstate 10 East, near Gellhorn, a local news source reports.
According to initial reports, the collision took place in an unspecified time in the evening of Monday. When local emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found an 18-wheeler truck with severe damages. The truck reportedly crashed into the back of a semi-truck that was traveling along the northbound lanes of the interstate. How the crash took place is yet to be determined.
Local investigators were requested at the scene to gather evidence and determine who was at fault.
Additional details of the injured parties have not been disclosed as of this writing.
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 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.