Authorities responded to a fatal accident on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 located on U.S 77 near Austin, TX. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder, Chelsea Dawn Frances Olsen, 26, had 5 passengers, all of which were children. According to officials, the crash occurred around 3:40 in the afternoon. A semi-truck traveling southbound lost control and veered into the northbound lane. Chelsea used evasive action and swerved to avoid missing the semi-truck but over-corrected and end up in the southbound lane where she was struck by another semi-truck. As a result of the accident two of the five children were ejected from the vehicle and one additional child was pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining two children plus Olsen were transported to the hospital in critical condition where later one more child passed away. The condition Olsen and the fifth child are currently unknown.
This type of news is always difficult to read, but it’s imperative to stress the importance of wearing your seat-belt and having car seats for children. The victims of this tragic accident range from ages two to thirteen years-old. It is unknown whether the children were properly restrained, but we take this opportunity to express for safety on the road.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD. WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT. PUT CELLPHONES AWAY. MAINTAIN SPEED LIMIT. CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOT. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
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