We previously blogged about the unacceptably high rates of drunk driving car crashes in the Lubbock area; but, another contributing factor to car accidents in flat West Texas is “highway hypnosis.” While many people think the most dangerous roads consist of treacherous conditions or busy intersections, remote highways that run through flat, wide open spaces can often lull drivers into a false sense of security, leading them to speed, which can end in disaster.
On April 10, 2014, Jose Aguirre was tragically killed while performing job related duties and the cause of death was electrocution. Park Tower Residents were startled by what they thought was an explosion and rushed out of their apartments to find the Mr. Aguirre lying on the ground smoldering and struggling to breathe. Ted Liggett of the Lubbock law firm Liggett Law Group has filed a lawsuit against Park Towers, LLC on behalf of the family of Jose Aguirre in the workplace accident.
Drunk driving crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion each year nationally according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes across the nation – one drunk driving death every 51 minutes. It’s not just the victim who is impacted. Each alcohol-related crash affects family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more.
With Stage 1 Water Restrictions in place and the likelihood of progressing to Stage 2 Water Restrictions in June, it is time for Lubbock and our community to take drastic changes in how we think about, use and consume water. Without additional water resources, Lubbock will not be capable of supplying the anticipated water demand…