I-35 NB Blocked Twice in Two Days by Multi-Vehicle Accidents
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on November 9th, Round Rock Police Department had units respond to two multi-vehicle accidents on I-35 NB south of McNeil Rd. The very next morning, another multi-vehicle crash resulted in the closure of all but one lane.
The first pair of accidents involved 15 vehicles and resulted in one person going to the hospital with minor injuries. 10 of the affected vehicles needed to be towed away from the scene. Traffic was restricted to one lane for two hours while the scene was cleared.
The next morning, two further multi-vehicle crashes occurred between Round Rock Avenue and McNeil Rd. 12 vehicles were involved and one person had to go to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Nine vehicles had to be towed from the scene and one car briefly caught fire.
This section of I-35 is currently undergoing construction to widen it.
The Facts About Construction Site Accidents
Accidents are sadly common around construction zones. In 2020 alone, there were 44,240 people injured with 857 fatalities in crashes around work zones. Of these deaths, 479 occurred in or near construction zones. Additionally, every year 56 worker-pedestrians are killed.
When the deaths are broken down by victim, 62% were the driver of a vehicle. Pedestrians and passengers in motor vehicles both made up 18% of fatalities.
Texas alone had 330 deaths in construction zones in 2020. So what can be done to help stay safe?
The single biggest thing you can do is keep your eyes on the road. Many people are tempted to look at the construction equipment and forget to watch the other cars sharing the road.
You should also obey all instructions on the road. The posted limits will help keep you safe. Try to give other cars a bit more space as well. If you have more room, you may be able to stop in time to avoid joining a wreck.
Have You Been Injured in a Construction Zone Accident? Ramos James Law, PLLC, Can Help You
Being involved in an accident can be scary. Multi-vehicle crashes can cause more property damages and injuries than other accidents.
Ramos James Law, PLLC, has the experience to get your case the results it deserves. We offer free consultations, so you can learn more about your legal options.