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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Safety

This year, an estimated 3 million Texans will take to the roadways during the Memorial Day weekend. According to the Times Record News, this will represent a five percent increase in holiday travel from last year, for people who are traveling 50 miles or more away from home. This year, Memorial Day weekend will run from Thursday, May 21 though Monday, May 25. With an increase in travelers taking to the roads, safe-distraction-free driving needs to be a top priority for motorists across the state.

Click It or Ticket

In addition to a commitment to distraction-free driving, motorists should also remember to buckle up, for every trip. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be participating in the annual seat belt safety campaign, “Click It or Ticket,” this month. The TxDOT will also be publicizing their 14th annual statewide public safety campaign from May 18 through the May 31. In addition to increased awareness, public safety officials will also be stepping up enforcement efforts to keep roadways safe.

Seat Belt Usage Facts

  • In 2013, there were 9,580 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes across the U.S.
  • In 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives.
  • From 2008 to 2012, seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives.
  • In 2013, nearly half of all motor vehicle occupants who died in crashes were unrestrained.
  • Among young adults, between the ages of 18 and 34 years old, killed in crashes, 61 percent were completely unrestrained, the highest percentage of all age groups.

Holiday Weekend DUI Crash Prevention

As with many holiday weekends, the Memorial Day weekend may also involve a spike in drunk driving related car accidents. The NHTSA wants to remind motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Even one drink can be one drink too many, so always designate a driver if you plan on celebrating the holiday weekend with alcohol.

After a Car Accident

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident this Memorial Day weekend, or anytime of the year, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for an immediate free consultation. Whether you were injured by a distracted or an impaired driver, the sooner you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, the better.

The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Winter Weather Crashes in Texoma

Dozens of wrecks are being blamed on winter weather across Texoma this week. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wrecks began just after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and continued throughout the evening. Some cars were reportedly spinning in circles on the icy roadways. A few people had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and tow-truck drivers were out in full force well into the night.

Vehicles Crashing on Central Freeway and Kell East

A multi-car crash on Central Freeway, near North 9th Street, sent three people to the hospital sometime after 4:00 p.m. Law enforcement officials had to patrol a stretch of Central Freeway near the Scotland Park exit for hours as drivers tried to navigate the area.

Very few details have been released, but KFDX News Channel Three also reported that a tractor-trailer tipped over and slid onto its side. It’s unclear whether any other vehicles were involved in that collision, or if anybody was injured.

Crash Involving a Police Car

In addition to the dozens of collisions involving cars, trucks, big rigs and SUVS happening across Texoma during this winter weather, there was also a crash involving a police car. Apparently, the driver of a grey sedan was unable to stop in time and struck a parked police car.

The driver was actually pinned in the vehicle, but emergency crews were swiftly on the scene to get her out. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a head injury. Although there’s no word on her condition, there were also two children inside of the vehicle at the time. Law enforcement officers had to request the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and city crews to spread sand and ice chat on the slippery roadways.

Winter Weather Safety

Drivers are encouraged to avoid taking to the roads in bad weather, if at all possible. In addition to reduced visibility, motorists could be facing icy roadways and drivers who aren’t safely observing the weather and adjusting their driving techniques to the conditions.

If you absolutely have to go out in bad weather, make sure your car is prepped for safe winter driving and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form