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It’s interesting, but in some cases, a single mistake can lead to a multiple-vehicle collision. Take, for example, a woman who was traveling north near Pine Top Road who then pulled in front of a gravel truck that was headed east. She collided with the vehicle as they crossed paths, then moved on to strike a white Chevy pickup truck that was also approaching the intersection.

The gravel truck overturned due to the impact, landing on its side on the shoulder of the parkway. The 54-year-old woman who caused the collision remained at the scene and was taken to the hospital for injuries and treatment. It was later determined that she had been intoxicated at the time of the collision, so she was placed under arrest for a DUI. She had not been wearing a seat belt and was also in possession of drugs.

There was no news on the condition of either of the other drivers involved, but there is a likelihood that either would have been seen at a local hospital, especially the driver who was in the gravel truck that overturned.

Crashes like this are usually preventable in nature, which is what makes them so frustrating to the people who get hurt. If drivers take the time to call a cab or wait until they’re not intoxicated to get behind the wheel, they can prevent serious injuries to themselves and others. If not, then they can be held accountable for their actions and may face jail time, court costs and a civil lawsuit from those who are hurt.