San Angelo–Sunday Afternoon Crash on Grape Creek Road
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 2:22 am
A late Sunday afternoon collision involving multiple vehicles took place on Grape Creek Road near 33rd Street.
According to initial reports, a black Lexus SUV that was traveling along the road failed to control speed and ended up hitting a black Buick four-door sedan. The force of the impact sent the Buick into the path of another vehicle. The second vehicle was later was identified as a red GMC SUV.
An occupant, identified only as a seven-year-old boy, in one of the vehicles involved sustained unknown injuries from the collision. He was treated on scene by emergency crews.
Fortunately, no one else was injured.
The driver of the Lexus was cited for failure to control speed. His identification was not released.
Local investigators were also requested at the scene to gather more information about the crash.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We pray for their recovery.
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.