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Three people are dead following a series of crashes on the North Central Expressway in Richardson, TX. Both crashes occurred on Wednesday, February 2, in the early morning. 

The North Central Expressway Crashes

On Wednesday, February 2, the Richardson Police Department responded to a crash on the North Central Expressway around 5 a.m. According to police, the driver of a Honda motorcycle crashed into the driver of a Suzuki motorcycle as both were traveling northbound on the expressway. Both of the drivers were thrown off their motorcycles and landed in the middle of traffic. 

Police stated that both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital where one of them was pronounced dead. 

The second crash occurred when a tanker truck and Toyota sedan attempted to avoid the motorcycle collision and crashed into each other. According to police, the driver of the Toyota sedan was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the tanker truck was not injured.

The third crash happened around 6 a.m. in the 2000 block of the North Central Expressway. Richardson Police stated that the driver of a Toyota pickup was driving in the HOV lane when a Honda Accord changed lanes from the left lane into the HOV lane and hit the pickup. The impact of this crash led both vehicles to collide with a Honda Civic that was driving in the left lane. 

The driver of the Honda Accord was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead. The drivers of the Honda Civic and Toyota pickup were not seriously injured in the crash. The Richardson Police Department is still investigating this incident.

Texas Crash Fatalities on the Rise

As each year goes by, the number of traffic-related deaths in Texas continues to rise. 2020 saw the highest number of traffic deaths since 1984. In addition, Texas has a 21-year-streak of at least one traffic death per day. 

A report done by the Texas Department of Transportation in November of 2021 showed that these fatalities were the result of distracted driving, speeding, and failure to buckle up in the vehicle.

If you’re getting behind the wheel, it’s imperative that you put away all distractions. Give yourself enough time to reach your destination so that you can stick to the posted speed limit. Lastly, before you leave your driveway, buckle your seatbelt and ensure that all your passengers are buckled up as well. Taking the time to do this can help you avoid another Texas traffic fatality.

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

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Source: NBCDFW

About Christopher Johns

johnsChristopher Johns co-founded Lapeze & Johns with one thing in mind: civil justice for victims of negligence. Mr. Johns is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried over 50 cases to verdict and judgment throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast, and around the United States with a 98% success rate. His efforts throughout his time at the University of Houston Law Center and as a lawyer have garnered him many accolades, a 10.0 rating from AVVO, and Super Lawyer in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2004. Read more about Christopher Johns here.