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2 Injured in Baytown Accident

Cordes Crawford2 years ago

A man driving the wrong way on Texas 146 in Baytown struck an oncoming van Tuesday morning, critically injuring both drivers.

About the Baytown Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the man was driving southbound in the northbound lanes around 1 am when he struck the van.

Preliminary reports state van’s driver had just come over an overpass when she swerved to avoid the oncoming car, but was unable.

Both drivers were airlifted to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center in Houston.           

Authorities are still investigating the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 3,413 traffic related deaths recorded in 2013.
  • This averages to roughly one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Head-on collisions accounted for 523 deaths.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • A reportable accident took place every 71 seconds.


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