Clinton Young (18) of Arlington, Texas was killed Tuesday afternoon. According to police, Clinton Young was involved in an accident, and got out of his vehicle. As he was standing outside his damaged vehicle on the overpass, a second wreck occurred, knocking him over the railing and onto the freeway below. Young fell from a U.S. 287 ramp onto northbound East Loop 820.
Police have not indicated what may have caused the driver of the truck to cause the second accident. There is no information on whether the driver was distracted or on a cell phone. Whatever happened, it is important to remember that a huge number of drivers on the road are distracted while driving. This is such a sad story and such a tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to this young man and his family.
Remember that drivers are talking on cell phones, texting while driving, driving while intoxicated, putting on make up, eating, reading and doing a host of other things besides paying attention to the road. Remember that any time you are involved in a wreck or if you have to stop on a highway always try to get to a position of safety if at all possible. Never assume that other drivers will see you or your vehicle no matter how visible you are as too many drivers are simply not paying attention.