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At Least One Dead in Buffalo Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

At least one person is dead following a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 45 outside of Buffalo, Texas Tuesday evening.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to KBTX, as many as five vehicles may have been involved in the crash. At least to medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene with on helicopter taking victims to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.

Scanner traffic did indicate that children were trapped in one of the vehicles.

Information on the identities of persons involved in the accident and the conditions of those injured was not immediately available.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • In 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related fatalities – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 fatalities recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • Using available crash data for 2013, 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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