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5 Dead, 12 Injured in Fort Worth Trucking Accident

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Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

Five people were killed and at least 12 others were injured early Sunday morning in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 30 in East Fort Worth, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

Details of the accident are scarce, but CBS-DFW reports that a tractor-trailer was involved in the collision.

Emergency crews responded to the accident near Oakland Boulevard around 2:30 am. Four patients were pronounced dead at the scene, one male and three females, and a fourth person died shortly after arriving to the hospital.

12 others were injured. One patient has been listed in critical condition and a second person sustained serious injuries. The other 10 sustained minor injuries.

The names of those involved in the accident have not been released and the incident remains under investigation.

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 2013 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people were seriously injured.
  • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds in 2013.


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