One man is dead following a car accident involving three vehicles in Gunter, Texas, on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The man died after being thrown through the front windshield of a truck. Two tickets were given to a driver involved in the crash.
The Car Accident Report
Authorities report that the accident occured at around 6:40 a.m. at the intersection of The Bridges Parkway and FM 121. The vehicles involved include a F-250 work truck, Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative work truck, as well as a third vehicle. The driver of the F-250 did not have a license, according to the police.
The F-250 was traveling east when the driver failed to yield and instead sped up before the intersection. It was then T-boned by the Grayson-Collin truck. A third vehicle which was positioned at a nearby stop sign was also struck in the collision.
A passenger in the F-250 was thrown through the windshield of the vehicle in the crash. He was airlifted to a hospital but succumbed to his head injuries.
The driver of the F-250, meanwhile, was given two traffic tickets: one for failing to yield, and one for not having a license.
Intersections and Texas Car Accidents
Every driver is familiar with this scene: you drive up to an intersection and aren’t quite sure which driver has the right-of-way. Each driver looks back and forth, unsure what to do.
While low-speed instances like these are less likely to cause car accidents, this confusion illustrates one major reason why intersections play a significant role in so many Texas car accidents.
According to data gathered by the Texas Department of Transportation, intersections played a role in at least 12,000 car accidents in 2019. These accidents included those in which drivers disregarded turn marks, failed to yield, or approached on the wrong side of the intersection. However, it’s possible that intersections were a factor in many more car accidents. This is due to the fact that other risks, such as driver inattention, can cause accidents at intersections, as well.
One factor that is common to nearly all intersection crashes is driver behavior. Whether the driver used unsafe maneuvers or simply didn’t know the proper way to use the intersection, many intersection car accidents could be prevented if the drivers involved had acted differently.
With that in mind, below you can find Lapeze & John’s driving tips to keep in mind when approaching a Texas intersection. You can download our handy guide and share it with loved ones to help them stay safe, too.
If you’ve been involved in a car or truck accident in Texas, contact the Houston truck accident attorneys of Lapeze & Johns today to represent you in your claim.