This afternoon, there was a terrible wreck on Highway 290 in McDade. Details are still coming in, but it appears that four people have died, including two children.
Unfortunately, this is only the latest tragedy along Highway 290, which seems to be becoming more and more dangerous. For example, three people were killed about a month ago about one mile from the site of today’s accident.
And we represent a client involved in a fatal collision on Highway 290 just down the road in Giddings.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by the increasing number of serious accidents on Highway 290. Both Houston and Austin are going in population, and Highway 290 remains one of the two major arteries going back and forth between the two cities.
Unfortunately, the roadways don’t seem to be keeping up with the population growth. One result will be the increasing number of wrecks that we’ve been seeing.
For now, the best advice remains the same advice applicable everywhere: (1) drive safe speeds; (2) avoid distractions in your car; and (3) lookout for others.