LAREDO, TX (02/01/2016) — Motorcyclist Ruben Puente suffered critical injuries after his bike was struck by a wrong way driver early Monday morning.
According to officials, 21-year-old Ruben Adrian Puente was critically injured in a head-on collision that occurred in the 2700 block of Highway 83, near Market Street in Laredo, Texas.
Authorities reported that at around 2:00 a.m. early Monday morning, 18-year-old Lynda Sky Luger was traveling the wrong way in a green Chevrolet pickup truck when she struck Puente’s Yamaha motorcycle head-on.
Puente was airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio, Texas in critical condition.
Luger was arrested and charged with reckless driving. She is being held at the Webb County Jail. At this time, it is unknown whether Luger was under the influence at the time of the accident.
Why in 2016 are we still unable (or unwilling) to put any real effort into preventing drivers from entering a highway from the opposite direction? Solutions exist, and many states are employing these measures. Why does it appear that Texas is not making any progress on this issue?