Car Accident Injures Five Thrall High School Athletes While Walking

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 20-Oct-2011

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A Thrall, Texas car accident that resulted in the injury of five high school students standing at a nearby crosswalk has caused city officials to speed of the process of adding a new stoplight.

The students, who were also members of the high school’s football team, endured injuries ranging from broken bones to concussions, Thrall Police Chief, Whitney Whitworth said.

According to state troopers who responded to the Texas accident, the driver of a car was blinded by the sun, causing them to pull onto Highway 79. The car collided with a pickup truck, which spun erratically and hit the students as they walked to a gas station after football practice.

For seven years, city officials have been appealing to the Texas Department of Public Safety and lawmakers to add a light to the intersection, according to Whitworth. Initially, TxDot reported that the intersection did not meet the requirements necessary for installing the stoplight. By 2010, the traffic light was approved by TxDot, but is still awaiting installation based on actions that must be completed by Union Pacific Railroad.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle, call our pedestrian accident attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our pedestrian accident attorneys for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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