On September 5, four women were killed in a late night car accident Northwest Lewisville. A man driving a pickup truck smashed into the car carrying the four women. The car was practically cut in half from the impact with a pole. All the women died on the scene The driver of the pickup truck, Jose Lule, fled the scene on foot. In an attempt to cover his steps, he called 911 and told authorities that he was car jacked. Three other passengers, who were also in the car, fled the scene with minor injuries. All four men were arrested. You can read the whole news story on WFAA Channel 8’s website.
Car Accident Statistics in Lewisville
Texas leads the nation in car accident deaths. Lewisville car accidents over the last three years have increased considerably. With over 25,000 car accidents and 5,388 hit-and-runs in 2013, these numbers are only expected to rise. Unfortunately, these stories of fatal car accidents will only increase. There are things you can do so that you don’t become a statistics.
What to Do in a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, you need to follow a few simple steps to ensure that you remain safe. First, remain calm and assess your injuries. If you are severely injured, call 911. If you are unable to move, direct someone at the scene to call emergency personnel. Do not approach the other driver in a hostile manner. They may be under the influence and may respond violently. The best way is to wait till police arrive. If you are able to, take photos with your camera phone and collect contact information of witnesses and other cars involved.