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4 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena Car Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

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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