Driver attention a must for wreck prevention

by | Nov 10, 2016 | Latest

A 2006 Honda Accord driven by Kenneth Wilbanks, 51, of Farmersville was involved in a wreck Nov. 3 on Hwy. 78 and CR. 607. Wilbanks was transported for injuries sustained in the crash. A 2010 Honda Accord driven by Esteban Alvarado, 54, of Wylie was also involved in the crash Oct. 3. According to police reports, while Alvarado was traveling south on Hwy. 78, the Accord driven by Wilbanks turned in front of him and failed to yield.

A 2006 Honda Accord driven by Kenneth Wilbanks, 51, of Farmersville was involved in a wreck Nov. 3 on Hwy. 78 and CR. 607. Wilbanks was transported for injuries sustained in the crash. A 2010 Honda Accord driven by Esteban Alvarado, 54, of Wylie was also involved in the crash Oct. 3. According to police reports, while Alvarado was traveling south on Hwy. 78, the Accord driven by Wilbanks turned in front of him and failed to yield.

Another wreck occurred in the Farmersville area last week, and though it was not serious in nature, it added to an already high total to date.

According to information gathered by the Farmersville Fire Department, there have been 63 wrecks so far this year in just the Farmersville area. Though not all of them were what are considered serious in nature, a large amount were, including at least five fatalities.

“We have no clear indication that the wrecks are being caused by one thing,” Police Chief Mike Sullivan said. “But a lot of them are due to driver inattention. People’s heads aren’t in the game when they are driving.”

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the story see the Nov. 10 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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