One man was killed and two others were injured in a two-car accident allegedly caused by a wrong way driver.
Local news and the Killeen Police Department report that the head-on accident took place just after midnight on South Fort Hood Street when one driver proceeded down the wrong side of the street, striking an oncoming car.
The 36-year-old driver of the wrong way vehicle was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple but was pronounced dead a few hours later. The driver’s passenger, a 24-year-old man, suffered only minor injuries in the crash and has been treated and released from Metroplex Hospital. The driver of the car with the right of way, a 26-year-old man, remains in serious condition.
It is unclear what caused the driver to go the wrong way down the street, though alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The accident is under investigation.
Many Texans do not realize how common – or how dangerous – wrong way driving is. Some of the common causes of wrong way driving are alcohol, drugs, elderly drivers, and poor road design.
If you have been injured in a Texas car accident that involved a wrong way driver, you should speak with an auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. The Rasansky Law Firm offers injury victims a free, private meeting to discuss their case and get the answers they need.