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4 Dead in Waco Collision

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Four people are dead following a traffic collision at an intersection outside Waco, Texas.

About the Fatal Gholson Accident

According to the Waco Tribune, a man, a woman, and two young girls were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday following a collision at the intersection of Gholson and Ross roads.

A preliminary investigation determined a Hyundai Sonata began to hydroplane as it traveled north on Gholson Road, overcorrected, and veered into the southbound lanes, colliding with a Dodge pickup truck. The Sonata then struck a Ford pickup that was traveling behind the Dodge.

A man, a woman, and three girls were traveling in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The surviving child was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Dodge pickup truck was also hospitalized as were two adults and three children traveling in the Ford pickup. All are listed in stable condition.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013.
  • This marked a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2013, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • 767 people were killed in accidents that occurred at or in relation to intersections and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes and a person was injured every 2 minutes and 36 seconds.

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