A two-car crash east of Greenwood sent four people to the hospital, including a 4-year-old child, Tuesday night, March 8.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, police and firefighters were dispatched 7:14 p.m. to the 3600 block of East Rocklane Road on the report of a serious accident.
A 25-year-old Greensburg woman was driving west on Rocklane Road when she noticed another SUV driving east begin to cross into her lane. Her wheels went off the road as she veered to the right.
She then steered back onto the road, claiming that she must have overcorrected. According to the accident report, she lost control and collided with the other SUV almost head-on in the eastbound lane.
The SUV, which was being driven by a 23-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas, veered off the road and flipped. According to the report, the 59-year-old passenger, who was also from Texas, was trapped and had to be extricated.
The 59-year-old passenger was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition on Tuesday night.
Sheriff Duane Burgess said the driver of that vehicle had a possible broken leg.
He said the other driver and the child were in stable condition at Methodist.
The crash remains under investigation.
Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
Recent statistics show that there are more car accidents than you might expect in the United States. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), car accidents occur every 60 seconds or less. 5.25 million Americans are injured or killed in car accidents each year. This number is expected to rise.
Texas is the most populous state in the United States because of its high percentage of registered drivers and public roads. That the country’s busiest highway system is located here is irrelevant. As a result, the number of car accidents in Texas has increased significantly.
According to TxDOT, approximately 3,500 people are killed, and 246,000 are injured in Texas car accidents each year.
After a car accident, many people suffer from soft tissue injuries, abrasions, fractures, headaches, and migraines.
Johnson County Car Accident Lawyer for Injured Victims
Every time a driver gets behind the wheel, they’re putting themselves and others in danger. In the event of an accident, you cannot predict when or where it will occur. In the United States, it’s common to see drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road.
Because of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages if you were injured in a car accident.
Because of their injuries, those who have been in a car accident may have to endure months of excruciating pain and go without pay. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ll be compensated for all of your expenses.
Our Johnson County car accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please get in touch with us right away if you’ve been in a car accident so that we can assist you. For free consultations, call (888) 398-4017 to speak with a personal injury attorney.