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2 Dead in Fatal Fort Worth Accident

Author Jarod Cassidy

Two people are dead following a fatal accident along East Loop 820 in Fort Worth on Friday.

Details of the Fort Worth Collision

According to the Dallas Morning News, two people were killed after a car collided with two pickups along East Loop 820 around 1:45 pm Friday.

Police stated that a black Acura was traveling northbound when it crossed over the grass median and collided with a blue Chevrolet pickup, then with a white Ford F-250.

The two occupants of the Acura were pronounced dead at the scene – their identities have not been released.

No other injuries were reported. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident, but a toxicology report is expected.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people were killed along Texas roadways in 2012. This marked a 10.82 percent increase from 2011 when 3,067 deaths were recorded.
  • In addition, another 230,506 people were injured in Texas auto accidents with 87,087 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • 533 people were killed in head-on collisions, and roughly 838 fatalities were linked to collisions at intersections.
  • There were no deathless days recorded for the year.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Construction Zone Accident

Author Jarod Cassidy

A Missouri man pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated driving under the influence in connection to a 2012 wreck that killed a construction worker in a St. Clair County court.

About the Construction Zone Accident

According to KMOV, 36-year-old Michael Jeter admitted to being under the influence of the sleep aid Ambien and an antihistamine when he hit and killed 38-year-old contract worker Dennis Beard along Interstate 64.

Beard was standing with three other workers on a roadway striping vehicle in the eastbound lanes of I-64 near the St. Clair Square Mall, the other three workers also suffered injuries.

Jeter pleaded guilty to four counts of aggrivated driving under the influence, and now faces up to 10 years in prison – he is scheduled for a sentence hearing on June 4.

National Car Crash Statistics

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4 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena Car Crash

Author Jarod Cassidy

Four people were killed and three more injured on Saturday following a head-on collision on East Nasa Parkway at Lakeview in Pasadena, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Pasadena Crash

According to KHOU, a black Mazda Miata was traveling along E. Nasa Parkway around 1:30 a.m when it apparently went too fast around a curve, lost control and collided head-on with a taxi minivan.

Two occupants of the Miata died along with two passengers in the taxi minivan. The taxi driver and a front-seat passenger were both airlifted to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the accident, but they do believe that alcohol was a factor.

The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released, but authorities did state that the two people in their Miata were in their late 20s and visiting the Houston area from North Texas.

The victims in the minivan were a family visiting from Dallas – they were scheduled to leave on a cruise out of Galveston that morning.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2012, 3,399 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents along Texas roadways – up 10.82 percent from 3,067 in 2011.
  • In addition, 230,506 people were injured in crashes with 63,610 people suffering serious injury.
  • Drunk driving resulted in the deaths of 1,099 people, 32.3 percent of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Based on the TxDOT findings:
    • One person was killed every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • One reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.

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