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Busy Sweetwater Intersection Causing Trouble



There is an intersection with Interstate 20 in Sweetwater that seems to build up traffic at certain times, causing problems for travelers and residents. According to an article by Big Country Homepage, State Highway 70 intersects with I-20 and during any time that has an increase of traffic, you may find a traffic jam. People who live there blame oilfield traffic and also say that it gets especially bad around holidays. One resident complains that she has to sit through light after light waiting for a chance to move. Another woman who lives on Hwy. 70 says that there are certain times where its not worth trying to leave the house because of how backed up traffic is. The problem, some think, is that there is no protected left turn signals. This, in turn, leaves people who need to turn onto I-20 waiting for a golden opportunity while thoroughfare traffic keeps going. A TxDOT project finishing up at that intersection seems to be compounding the problem, but once it is completed, an investigation into solutions for the problem will commence. 

Intersection Problems

Sometimes, whether is it just confusion or distraction, intersections can be dangerous. Whether you are a driver, trucker, cyclist, or a pedestrian, lots of car accidents occur where roads cross. The busier the intersection, the more cars and that means more of a chance to be involved in a crash. Keeping alert and driving defensively can help you to avoid an accident, however, there may be situations where it's unavoidable. Someone who doesn't share your same caution while driving may cause damage to your vehicle and personal injury to your body or family. If someone runs a red light because they were fiddling with the radio, they can alter your life in the blink of an eye. You may find yourself in a situation where you can't provide for your family for an extended period and possibly for the rest of your life. When someone hurts you or your loved ones through their negligent actions, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages. If the road to recovery is long, you may want help when it comes to dealing with the insurance companies. An experienced personal injury attorney who is not stranger to representing the victims of car accidents can make the difference between a fair settlement and an unfair one. 


The Galbreath Law Firm in Abilene has been successfully providing legal representation for Texans who have suffered catastrophic injuries for years. If you are in need of a hardworking, professional personal injury attorney, contact us and let us see how we can be of service. We offer a free initial consultation so that you have a great opportunity to tell us about the circumstance surrounding your injuries. This discussion will allow us to see how we may be able to help with your potential case.