Traffic signs in Texas exist to inform and warn drivers of upcoming roadway specifications and hazards. When yield signs are disregarded, then others on the road are at risk of being involved in a crash. A man in his mid 30s recently lost his life as a result of a devastating crash involving an SUV.
The early morning collision occurred on a local roadway when a sports utility vehicle purportedly chose to enter the road without regard to other vehicles. As the vehicle attempted to illegally merge into traffic, it slammed into a van, killing its driver. The impact sent the van spinning, which eventually caused it to roll across the road and into a nearby school campus.
The rolling vehicle came to a stop when it flipped into two parked cars in a high school parking lot. The van driver was thrown from the wildly moving vehicle and found by first responders. The road was closed for over three hours as local authorities investigated the cause of the fatal van and SUV accident.
Reports do not indicate if the driver of the SUV was injured during the crash or if the driver was cited for any traffic violations. Police have not detailed any criminal charges that may be filed against the potentially responsible party. A Texas family that has lost a loved one in an accident due to the apparent negligent actions of another driver may choose to pursue action against the party believed to have been responsible for the crash.
Source: kxan.com, “Man killed in crash near New Braunfels High School”, Patrick Tolbert, June 9, 2014