Lubbock– 1 Hospitalized Following Quaker Avenue Crash
Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 3:06 pm
A morning crash on Highway 84 near Quaker Avenue sent one person to a hospital, a local news source says.
At around 6:34 a.m., the Texas Department of Safety were requested at the said location following a wreck involving two vehicles. According to initial reports, a Dodge pickup truck was heading west on the highway when it struck a Jeep while approaching the intersection. The impact of the collision ejected the Jeep driver, injuring him in the process. Preliminary investigation shows that the Dodge was trying to make a left turn on Quaker when it collided with the Jeep driver.
The driver of the Jeep, whose yet to be identified, was rushed to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt during the time of crash. While the Dodge driver was cited for making an unsafe turn.
The investigation continues.
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 Lubbock Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.