Abilene, TX – Several Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on E Highway 80
Abilene, TX (November 2, 2020) – Several people were hospitalized following a three-vehicle collision on Sunday evening. Just after 5 p.m., on November 1, the Abilene Police Department responded to the scene of an auto accident on East Highway 80.
According to reports, a pickup truck was traveling west on East Highway 80 when the vehicle struck a guardrail and a second vehicle head-on. The impact of the crash caused the first vehicle to roll over, ejecting the driver.
The second vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle.
The driver of the pickup truck and a passenger in the second vehicle were transported to Hendrick Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Both victims were subsequently transported via CareFlight to Fort Worth.
Several other people involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals for treatment. At this time, investigations surrounding the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who has been impacted by this accident.
Car Accidents in Texas
Car accidents throughout Texas send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries. Head-on collisions are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries for those involved due to the point of impact. In many cases, victims are left with lifelong impairments that continue to impact their health and ability to work. Although we can take proactive measures to ensure we are in control of our vehicles at all times, there is little we can do to ensure other drivers sharing the road remain responsible. Regrettably, driver error is the leading cause of collisions in Texas each year. Accounting for nearly 80% of accidents, aggressive and distracted driving, impaired driving, driving while tired, and failing to follow traffic control devices are leading causes of devastating collisions we see here in Texas.
Many victims involved in accidents are forced to go through extensive medical treatment for resulting injuries. Surgery, therapy, and other treatments are not only painful for victims, but they come at an extraordinary cost. The fact that victims are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on the treatment they need as a result of another person’s actions is truly unacceptable. For this reason, our state provides victims the ability to seek compensation from those who cause them harm. When victims sustain injuries in preventable accidents, it is crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Texas as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options available that allow them to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
Abilene personal injury attorney Tara Gilmore-Low at Low Law Firm has extensive experience helping victims move forward after being injured in avoidable accidents. Our team provides effective and trusted legal representation to ensure our clients are able to move forward in the best position possible after their accidents. We are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the financial resources they need for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other financial burdens they face after accidents. If you have sustained injuries in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact the personal injury attorneys in Texas at Low Law Firm by calling (325) 455-1889 to see how we can help you.
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