Orange County – Beaumont Man Dies in Auto Collision on Interstate 10
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 1:31 am
A fatal car accident on Interstate 10 resulted in the death of a Beaumont man, last Tuesday.
At around 10:15 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a major crash on I-10 in Orange County near Farm to market 1136 road. A 2008 Honda was stalled in the outermost lane of the eastbound traffic when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler truck. The impact of the collision was so great that it caused both vehicles to burst into flames.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. Local authorities identified as Nicholas Alan Blanchette, 24 of Beaumont. A preliminary investigation shows that Blanchette’s lights were not working at the time of the accident.
No other injuries were reported as of this writing.
DPS officials temporarily shut down the westbound lanes for clearing. The crash remains under investigation.
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.
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