On Sunday, a two-car crash in Wichita Falls sent an elderly woman to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on 281 just before noon. Apparently, the elderly woman was an in Orange Honda Fit, heading north, when her car collided with a red GMC pickup truck. The driver of the GMC pickup truck reportedly didn’t see the Honda when he was turning right onto the highway.
Crash Injures Elderly Woman
Their automobiles collided, and the elderly woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The pickup driver and a passenger did not report any injuries on the scene. At this time, there’s no word on the extent of injuries involved or the woman’s current condition. There’s also no information on whether or not anybody was cited in connection with this crash.
Car Accidents in Wichita Falls
Whether you’re in the hospital and out of work or taking care of an elderly injured loved one, recovering from a car accident is difficult, to say the least. Injured victims are often facing extensive medical bills, property damage, lost wages and a potentially lengthy recovery time. It’s not uncommon for car accident victims to loose their jobs too. Few employers are understanding enough to allow employees to miss much time at work, regardless of whether it’s paid leave time or not.
Elderly Driver Safety in Wichita Falls
With the aging baby boomer population, elderly driver safety has become an increasing hot topic across the nation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers elderly drivers and their loved ones tons of resources for improving roadway safety. Whether it’s time to talk about finding other forms of transportation or talking to your doctor about vision and other age-related health issues, the NHTSA offers a variety of resources for older motorists and their loved ones.
Drive Well Toolkit for Older Drivers
Whether you’re interested in increasing the safety of your elderly loved one behind the wheel or getting ready to have the ‘talk’ and when it’s time to give up the keys, the NHTSA has you covered. Their Drive Well Toolkit features information on how to promote older driver safety and improve senior mobility within the community. Maintaining and promoting independence for seniors after they stop driving is critical for a successful transition.
The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the elderly woman involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery from her injuries.