New Braunfels — 23-Year-Old Man Dead After Rear-End Collision on Interstate 35
Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24 pm
A 23-year-old man was killed after a car crash that happened in New Braunfels around 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
According to New Braunfels police, Austin Tenpenny, 23, was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he rear-ended a utility trailer being towed by an 18-wheeler truck on the frontage road of 3900 block of Interstate 35.
Tenpenny was killed in the crash while the unidentified 38-year-old driver of the big rig was not injured.
Rear-end collisions are fairly common in the United States. 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.
Driving while distracted is actually one of the three common causes of car accidents — the other being DUI (driving under influence of alcohol or drugs) and speeding — and all drivers should avoid doing it. No one deserves to lose their life just because a driver couldn’t keep his eyes on the road.
If you are a victim of rear-end collisions, or you know someone who is, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Help is always available for you, whether it’s in the form of the police or lawyers specializing in car accidents or personal injury.