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Two people were injured after their car landed on several parked vehicles in an apartment parking lot. The crash happened on Tuesday, August 2, in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The Parking Lot Crash

On Tuesday, August 2, at around 9:30 p.m., a car was driving at a high rate of speed near 6036 Brentwood Stair Road. 

According to the Fort Worth Police Department, the driver lost control of the vehicle, ran through an apartment fence, and landed upside down on several parked cars in the apartment parking lot. 

Police stated that one of the car’s wheels flew off during the crash and smashed through the window of the first-floor apartment balcony.

There were two occupants inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. According to police, the driver and passenger were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be rescued by Forth Worth firefighters. The driver and passenger were taken to nearby hospitals in critical condition.

No other injuries were reported at the time of the crash.

Detectives with the traffic investigation unit are investigating the cause of the accident.

How to Break Your Speeding Habit

Speeding often starts little by little. A driver may push past the speed limit by 2 or 3 miles per hour, but once they get comfortable, that number starts to go up. For many, it is hard to break this habit. There are some tips you can put to use to break your speeding habit for good:

  • Use cruise control — Setting your car at a specific speed can help curb your speeding habits. Cruise control is especially helpful on long drives or on the highway.
  • Leave earlier — Make an effort to leave for your destination a couple of minutes earlier. This will give you extra time on the road in case you hit heavy traffic.
  • Learn what triggers your speeding — Some drivers have triggers that cause them to drive faster. If it often happens when you’re tired or stressed, make changes in your lifestyle to help avoid those triggers.
  • Use speed-monitoring apps — Several navigation apps have built-in speed monitoring. If you exceed the speed limit, an alert will notify you to slow down.
  • Understand the cost of speeding — When a driver speeds, it can come with a price. These costs include speeding tickets, a suspended license, extra gas, and higher insurance costs.

Habits can be hard to break, but speeding is one you can’t afford to keep. Although it may take time and extra effort, the reward will be great. Choosing not to speed can ensure that you keep yourself and other drivers safe out on the road. 

Reach out to your Houston car accident attorneys at Lapeze & Johns today to get started on your car accident claim.

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Source: NBCDFW, Star-Telegram

About Keith Lapeze

Keith Lapeze co-founded Lapeze & Johns with the focus of delivering dependable legal services to individuals hurt in accidents caused by negligence. After graduating third in his class from Louisiana State University Law Center, Mr. Lapeze continued his calling through commercial, environmental, and tort litigation where he is admitted to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Read more about Keith Lapeze here.