Lubbock, Texas — March 8, 2013
A two-car accident early Tuesday seriously injured two people in Lubbock according to police.
The crash occurred at 1 a.m. according to the Lubbock Police Department at the intersection of Avenue Q and Eighth Street. A car allegedly ran a stop sign and hit a southbound pickup on Avenue Q.
The car that failed to stop continued onward and collided with several cars in a hotel parking lot before rolling onto its side. Officials said that two people were ejected, one from each vehicle, and the driver of the car had to be extracted.
No names were given in the accident, but a total of four people were injured.
The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that driver error was the primary cause in 90 percent of major traffic crashes.
UPDATE: Officials stated that 22-year-old Matthew Rodriguez was in critical condition from injuries sustained as the passenger in the vehicle that ran the stop sign, a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by 22-year-old Travis Tickle. Luis Mireles, 46 and his passenger Yolanda Gonzales, 38, were in a 1994 GMC Sierra pickup. Mireles as in fair condition at Covenant Medical Center.
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