Mathis— Third Child Passenger in Train-Car Crash on County Road 1136 Identified
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 6:01 pm
The third passenger in a vehicle involved in a fatal car versus train car accident on County Road 1136 has succumbed to his injuries, according to the Texas Department of Safety.
DPS identified the victim as 5-year-old Aubree Galla of Beeville died. She died of injuries at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi on Sunday evening.
According to local authorities, the major wreck took place at around 10:30 a.m. on County Road 1136 near Mathis. A vehicle ran a red light and collided with a passing train. The impact of the collision pushed the car into a cable barrier, crushing it in the process.
Two occupants of the car, identified as 12-year old Aiden and 8-year-old Jacoby Posada, were declared dead on scene. The driver was rushed to a hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition.
A preliminary investigation shows that two of the passengers were not wearing a seat belt. No charges have been made as the investigation is still ongoing.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the deceased victims. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities will do everything to bring those 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.