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4 Injured in Angelina County Accident

Morgan Cain2 years ago

A two-vehicle crash left four people injured in Angelina County, Texas Wednesday morning, about two miles north of Zavalla.

Details of the Angelina County Crash

According to KTRE News, the driver of a Lincoln MKS was driving north on US Highway 69 when they tried to make a U-turn to get into a driveway on the opposite side of the road when it was struck by a white Mercury sedan.

Reports suggest the Mercury was trying to pass the Lincoln MKS when the collision occurred.

Two individuals in the Lincoln MKS were transported to Lufkin’s Memorial Hospital along with one woman who was traveling in the Mercury.  

The man traveling in the Mercury was airlifted to a Tyler hospital because of injuries sustained to his legs.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information is from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 motor vehicle fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2013.
  • The state also recorded 232,041 traffic related injuries – 89,270 were designated 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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