Laredo– Border Patrol Agent Injured on Texas 359
Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5:46 am
Local authorities are conducting an investigation about a car accident that injured an on-duty US border patrol agent on Texas 359.
According to initial reports, the wreck took place at around 3:00 p.m. near Pueblo Nuevo. The patrol agent had stopped in the area because of a traffic control when his marked Chevy Tahoe was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban. The force of the impact pushed the marked unit onto a Nissan Altima which prompted the Nissan to hit another vehicle.
Emergency crews rushed the border patrol agent to a hospital alongside the driver of the Suburban. Their condition was not immediately released.
A preliminary investigation shows that the Chevrolet was not able to negotiate its speed while approaching the traffic, prompting a chain-reaction collision.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the deceased victim. We strongly believe that the Austin Police Department will do everything to bring those who are 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.