Spicewood, TX (January 13, 2024) – A Lake Travis Independent School District Police Officer was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Thursday in Spicewood. On January 11, emergency officials were called to the scene of a crash that took place near the Rough Hollow Elementary School.
Reports show that a school district police officer was directing traffic when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene to provide assistance. The officer was treated for injuries. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Auto Accidents in Texas
In 2022, a total of more than 244,000 people were injured as a result of automobile accidents in Texas. These incidents add up to one crash being reported nearly every two minutes and one person being injured every two minutes and nine seconds. Although we continue to see accidents take place frequently, it is impossible to prepare for the impact that an automobile accident can have on your life.
Those involved in car crashes are often left with serious injuries. These include:
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Injuries to internal organs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe compound fractures
Unfortunately, any injury can require extensive medical care. We see car crash victims forced to go through both immediate and long-term care for the injuries they suffer. To make matters even worse, many crashes are a result of negligence.
Common Causes of Crashes
There are several factors that contribute to car crashes here in Texas. The most common include:
- Speeding: Exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for road and weather conditions is a leading cause of accidents.
- Distracted Driving: This includes activities like texting, using a phone, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving.
- Impaired Driving: Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impacts a driver’s ability to react and make sound decisions.
Regrettably, any negligent action can lead to a serious car accident that causes injuries. If you have been harmed as a result of a collision, you should seek help from a dedicated San Antonio car accident lawyer immediately. You may have legal options available.
Call On Us for Guidance
Attorney Troy Brookover and our team at the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents. Our dedication to providing personalized legal services and our extensive experience in handling complex claims makes us a reliable choice for those seeking justice and fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding car accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for a free claim review with the San Antonio personal injury lawyer. Let our team fight for your rights while you focus on your recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover today at (210) 226-2000.
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