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Tyler County – Caleb Ruggles Injured in a Crash Involving a FedEx Truck on U.S. Highway 69

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:51 am    

A Warren man sustained injuries after a fatal rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 69 last Friday afternoon.

At around 1:30 p.m., Tyler County police officials responded to U.S. Highway 69, just south of Warren, in response to a call reporting a crash. According to the initial report, a 2009 Chevrolet passenger vehicle was traveling along the northbound lane when, for reasons that had not been determined, it veered off the roadway and struck the rear side of a Fed-Ex delivery truck that was parked nearby.

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 18-year-old Caleb Ruggles, of Warren, suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the force of the impact. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment.

No one else was injured.

Area investigators arrived at the scene to determine the cause of the accident.

We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Tyler County Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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