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1 Dead, 4 Injured in Sanger Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A head-on collision in Sanger, Texas has left one person dead and four others, including two children, injured Monday afternoon.

Details of the Sanger Accident

WFAA reports the driver of a Hyundai Accent crossed the center line of FM 455 near Sanger Highschool and hit a Mitsubishi Endeavor. The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene and two young children that were traveling in the Hyundai were injured.

One of the children was airlifted from the scene to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. The child’s condition was not immediately available.

The driver of the Mitsubishi had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Sanger Fire Department. The driver was then airlifted to Medical Center of Plano with serious injuries.

Investigations into the accident are ongoing. The names of those involved have not been released.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 deaths in 2013 – a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 1,883 people lost their lives in crashes that occurred in rural areas of the state and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • Using available crash data, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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