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Willow Park—18-Wheeler Collided with A Car on Interstate 20

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 4:19 am    

A multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler truck took place on Interstate 20 last Monday.

At around 8:30 a.m., DPS officials responded to a major wreck I-20 and Ranch House Road. According to initial reports, a vehicle, for reasons yet to be determined, hydroplaned and struck a Ford Explorer. The impact sent two vehicles off the road, causing one of the cars to hit an 18-wheeler truck that was parked on the shoulder of the road.

Both drivers sustained injuries as a result of the collision. They were rushed to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. Their identifications and condition were not released by local authorities.

No other injuries were reported.

Details surrounding the crash are limited as the investigation is underway.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.

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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