Odessa—Connie Suzanna Struck and Killed on West 42nd Street
Posted on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 10:59 pm
Authorities have released the identification of a female pedestrian who was struck on West 42nd Street and West County Road, a local news source reports.
She was identified as 49-year-old Connie Suzanna Hughes.
According to initial reports, Hughes was walking along West 42nd when she was struck by a Jeep Patriot. The impact of the collision left the victim with serious injuries. She has succumbed to her injuries when authorities arrived at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. His identification has not been released.
Police are still investigating the details surrounding the accident. They found out that the victim attempted to cross in an area without a crosswalk.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to go through this difficult time.
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.