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A three-vehicle car accident that occurred on Saturday, February 9, took the life of a 55-year-old woman from Elsa.

Details Regarding the Car Accident

DPS troopers stated that on February 9, at around 3 p.m., a blue Chevrolet Trax and white Chevrolet Malibu were waiting in the southbound turning lane on FM 88 and Mile 12 North in Weslaco.

It was then that the driver of a white Ford F-250, traveling north on the same road, lost control of their vehicle and struck the Trax and Malibu. The crash left the drivers of the F-250 and the Malibu with minor injuries.

However, the driver of the Trax, a 55-year-old woman, perished at the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is still investigating the cause of the accident.

What the Numbers Show About Multiple Vehicle Accidents

According to a report drafted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crashes took the lives of 37,133 people in the United States in 2017. The report also found:

  • There were a total of 17,164 deaths resulting from multiple-vehicle crashes that same year.
  • Multiple vehicle accidents accounted for 46 percent of all crash fatalities in 2017.
  • In Texas, there were 1,859 fatalities caused by multi-vehicle accidents, accounting for 50 percent of crash types in the state.

Multiple car accidents can cause a lot of damage, but with a little vigilance, we can keep each other a little safer on the road.

Have you or someone you love been involved in a multiple vehicle accident?

Multiple vehicle crashes can cause a lot more than just physical injury. Because of the overwhelming damages that can occur in a multi-vehicle accident, as well as the multiple parties involved, you need an experienced car accident attorney to fight tooth and nail for the compensation you need to heal.

Contact J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys at our McAllen, Brownsville, or Rio Grande City locations to set up your free legal consultation today.

Source: Valley Central; KRGV

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