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Jackson County — Fatal Multi-Vehicular Collision on FM 1593

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 7:21 pm    

On Monday morning, January 28, 2019, a driver of a pickup died after hitting two tractor-trailers on FM Road 1593 in Jackson County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, about 5 miles south of Lolita just before 7 a.m., the driver of a red pickup was traveling southbound when suddenly, he crashed into the rear two axles of a tractor-trailer and immediately lost control of the car.

After the initial impact, the pickup spun into oncoming traffic where it collided head-on into another tractor-trailer.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the second oncoming tractor-trailer was not injured even though his truck overturned and caught fire. There were no other injuries or fatalities that were reported.

The reasons as to why the pickup crashed into the rear two axles of the first tractor-trailer in the first place are still unknown, and DPS is still investigating the accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified driver, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Vehicular accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is particularly common and deadly is a rear-end collision. In fact, it is reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways every year, and from that figure, about 1,700 people die in those collisions while another 500,000 are hurt. It is also reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that 87% of rear-end collisions happened just because the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road.

Another common and deadly kind of vehicular accident is a head-on collision. In fact, it is speculated that a head-on collision is probably the most dangerous type of crash, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.

If you are a victim of a car accident/rear-end collision/head-on collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.


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