Jasper – Man Hospitalized after a Solo-Car Crash on FM 2799
Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 12:51 am
The Jasper Police Department is conducting an investigation about a rollover collision on Farm to Market Road 2799, just west of Jasper, late Tuesday evening.
Just before midnight, local troopers were dispatched to Farm to Market Road 2799, just west of FM-1747, to assist in an auto accident. According to the initial reports, a vehicle was traveling along the roadway when it left the roadway and overturned. Beech Grove and Angelina River Fire Departments had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver from the wreckage.
The driver was flown by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was still undergoing treatment. He was only identified as 22-year-old male resident of Jasper.
The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. An investigation is underway.
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.