A 30-year-old woman was killed in an early morning car accident close to the intersection of Burleson and Omni Park in Austin. A pickup truck driver T-boned her vehicle as she turned onto Burleson Street. The collision forced both vehicles off the road and into an open field.
Survivors of the crash include the truck driver and a dog. Both survivors have been sent to appropriate health care facilities.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident, including the possibility of drunk driving.
This unfortunate accident is an example of a side impact collision, also known as a T-bone collision. This specific type of auto accident has many dangerous qualities that rear-end or front-end wrecks do not.
What is Unique About a T-Bone Car Accident?
A T-bone accident can be particularly serious, because the driver that is hit in this sort of collision has only a door and a window protecting them, while a crash occurring on either end of the car will have bumpers, steel and perhaps seats or an engine for extra protection. Approximately 9,000 people are killed from side impact collisions each year, according to the United States Office of Health, Safety and Security.
Unlike a rear-end collision, which is usually the fault of the driver that hit the back of the car, a side impact crash will depend more on the circumstance of the accident. The most common examples for fault in a T-bone accident are when a driver strikes you or when a driver cuts right in front you in such a way that the impact could not be prevented.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney