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1 Dead, Several Injured Following Dallas Police Chase

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

One person is dead and several others are injured following a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle collision at a Dallas intersection Tuesday evening.

Details of the Fatal Dallas Collision

CBS-DFW reports that as many as seven cars were involved in the fatal crash at the intersection of Ferguson and Shiloh.

Reports indicate the chase began in Mesquite after authorities received a call concerning a possible drunk driver near Interstate 635 and Gross Road. A police officer responded to the scene and began to follow the vehicle; the chase began after the vehicle ran a red light at 635 and Ferguson.

The driver attempted to run another light at the intersection of Ferguson and Shiloh when he collided with several passenger vehicles. Multiple vehicles caught fire following the collision.

The driver and passenger in the suspect vehicle were transported to the hospital. Current reports indicate that at least one person was killed in the collision and several others were injured. The names of those involved have not been released.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,377 people lost their lives in auto accidents in Texas in 2013.
  • 1,089 (32.2%) of those deaths were attributed to traffic collisions in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • 767 deaths were linked to crashes that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, and 89,270 people sustained a serious injury.


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