If this helps - the report stated both cars were headed North on 87; the accident happened next to the store - before reaching FM 447; DPS Trooper Bryant stated that the cause 'appeared' to have been 'driver inattention'. Looks like pickup struck the car squarely from behind - don't know if they had turned out of the store, or were slowing down to turn on 447 (there is a left turn lane there).
Our prayers go out to all involved. Good idea to study the safety of the intersection - but we really don't need any more red lights on local highways and loops.
It moved up the priority list. Be real. We cannot afford to fix every single dangerous intersection or stretch of highway in the state. We have to have a priority list.
I don't think they ever gave the details, but I think the driver of the car that was hit from behind had pulled out of the gas station or off of 447.
It's a shame that someone died, regardless of fault.
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I guess I missed it, how did this accident happen?
Was the car waiting to make a left turn at this intersection and was hit by the truck? Or what?
I agree formersting, it always seems to take a fatality for something to be done. 236 & 463 intersection comes to mind. Like the drivers are guinea pigs!We didn't have the money before, according to the article, but now that someone died we can pull the money out of a hat...Or did this death just move it up on the priority list?
Hmmm now a study will be done, how refreshing.