A serious accident occurred last week that nearly took the life of a McLennan County Sheriff’s deputy. KWTX reported that Capt. Chris Eubanks had been working a traffic assignment on I-35 near mile marker 355 with his emergency lights activated to help slow down traffic to assist a Texas Department of Transportation work crew that was putting out rumble strips for a lane closure. Eubanks was inside of his vehicle at the time and around 9:35 p.m., a woman operating a Honda Accord crashed into the back of his Dodge Ram truck.
According to the source, the woman, who was later identified as 54-year-old Susan Davis of Benbrook, was traveling at speeds of more than 80 mph before colliding into the back of the officer’s pickup truck. After the initial impact, Eubank’s truck went airborne, hit a barrier wall and then bounced from one side of the highway to the other. Officials said the force of the crash broke the seat inside the vehicle. Eubanks had to be transported to the hospital and was taken by EMS to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. The officer was lucky to have survived the accident and even was released from the hospital around midnight that same day. He did, however, suffer from severe bruising, whiplash, and said his ribs were painful, as stated by another sheriff for the department, Deputy Parnell McNamara.
McNamara also stated that they were “very thankful that Chris was not seriously injured and we hope and pray for the lady that ran into him that she will recover.” The condition of Davis has not yet been released nor was the injuries she sustained in the crash. However, the hood of her Accorddidsnap back through the windshield to the steering wheel, although, shockingly, it didn’t kill her. The collision was
Anytime you see road work signs, drive with caution and reduce your speed to avoid causing a collision.
being investigated and McNamara reminded residents that “you’re supposed to slow down 20 miles per hour slower than the speed limit if you can’t move over” whenever you encounter red and blue lights or an emergency vehicle.
 
Unfortunately, many drivers neglect to do this and too many tow truck drivers, constructions workers, and even officers are involved in serious accidents because of it. But, anytime you see an emergency vehicle with its blue and red lights flashing or roadway workers off to the side of the road, drive with added caution, slow down, and move over to another lane to avoid causing what could be a fatal accident.
 
Now, if you have recently been injured in a truck accident in McLennan County, TX whether it was while you were on a job or not, don’t hesitate to contact USAttorneys.com as we can connect you with a legal professional who can help you. The aftermath of a truck collision can sometimes cause a victim to struggle physically and financially, and our McLennan County, TX truck accident attorneys can help you collect compensation from the liable parties who owe it to you. 

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