An RV park resident and drunk driver were injured when the driver crashed into the victim’s home in Bryan, Texas, on Jan. 19. Residents of the park say that vehicles frequently pass through the neighborhood at unsafe speeds, risking serious incidents like that seen on Tuesday. Calls are growing for authorities to install speed bumps or other traffic calming devices on the roadway.
The RV Park Car Accident
Authorities report that a Texas driver has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, 2nd offense, as well as deadly conduct in relation to a Tuesday car accident. The 22-year-old driver was allegedly traveling at up to 60 miles per hour in the quiet neighborhood of Primrose Lane Mobile Home and RV Park, according to resident witnesses.
Residents told reporters that they heard a loud boom late in the night soon before police arrived on the scene. At some point prior, a pickup truck was driven into the side of a nearby RV. Police report that a man was standing inside the trailer at the time of the collision, resulting in him being thrown across the room. While both the resident and driver were hospitalized following the incident, both are expected to make a full recovery.
The RV was left uninhabitable, and another trailer next to it was also damaged. Residents of the park say they were unsurprised by the crash given that the speeding issue is common to the street on which the park entrance is located, Stevens Drive. They are now calling on local authorities and officials to install speed bumps on the street in order to cut down on the dangerous behavior. Residents argue that without addressing the problem, another crash is bound to happen.
Speed Bump Installation and Texas Car Accidents
From driver actions like speeding and texting to weather conditions and traffic signs, there are countless factors that can lead to car accidents on Texas roadways. If you’ve ever been involved in a crash, you’re probably familiar with the stress and confusion that can come with trying to determine why the car accident happened in the first place. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which car accidents could have been avoided.
One of the most frustrating types of car accidents are those caused by improper or insufficient traffic laws or infrastructure. In these cases, it can feel as though officials knowingly caused your suffering. However, actually proving that such behavior occurred can be incredibly difficult. You will need to be able to prove that there was a pattern of similar accidents in the area, and that the authorities knew about and had a chance to address the issue but failed to do so.
In the meantime, your community will likely wish to change traffic laws or infrastructure in order to address the dangerous condition. Below, you can find Lapeze & Johns’ guide to addressing local traffic issues. Keep in mind that the process may not be easy and will vary depending on your town’s specific procedures.
If you were involved in a car accident caused by the negligence of a local municipality or other parties, contact the Houston car accident attorneys of Lapeze & Johns today to learn about your rights.