Galveston, TX (12/30/2019) – One person is now dead and two more are injured after a collision in dense fog Friday morning.
The accident happened near the High Island Bridge around 7:35 a.m. According to witnesses, a driver in a vehicle headed southbound was going at high speeds when they collided into another vehicle going northbound.
The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where they remain in critical condition.
The driver in the northbound vehicle was taken to the same hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The passenger in the northbound vehicle was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont in critical condition.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
While the exact reason for the crash has yet to be identified, chances are the crash was caused due to not only the fog in Galveston that day, but to also the reckless speeds the southbound vehicle was going. It is encouraged that when there is no visibility of the road, you should put on your low beam headlights or to stop the vehicle altogether and wait till visibility returns, as well as reducing your speed.
Driving with no visibility puts you and others lives at risk, and those that do drive negligent during hazardous conditions are seen as liable for the accident. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident due to lack of visibility on the road or because of someone else’s reckless behavior, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
Source: 12 News Now