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.