In New Braunfels, Memorial Day weekend got off to a dangerous start. On Friday, May 25, 2012, shortly after 6 p.m., multiple vehicles collided at a New Braunfels Shell gas station on Highway 46 West.
KGNB reports that a Ford pickup truck exited off the Highway onto the gas station’s property at an extremely high speed. Instead of slowing down and stopping, the pick-up truck flew through parking lot hitting the vacuum and air station. The truck did not stop there, but rather continued on, violently crashing into several vehicles in the parking lot. A total of four vehicles were involved in the crash.
The collision injured several individuals, two of which were immediately transported to the nearest hospital for medical treatment. Their current condition is unknown. In addition to the injured individuals, the crash caused major damage to the vehicles involved and property damage to the gas station. New Braunfels police are still investigating the accident and are unsure what caused the chaotic crash.
Regardless of how careful you are when driving, or even when you are parked, accidents do happen and are sometimes unavoidable, like this one was. Here, the parked cars had no chance to get out of the way of the out of control pick-up truck. Clearly, one vehicle that has lost control just for a minute can cause major damage to individuals and property. If you find yourself in a similar situation, it is prudent to hire a New Braunfels car accident and personal injury attorney who can help you.