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Authorities Investigate Spring, TX Hit-and-Run

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities in Spring, Texas are investigating a hit-and-run collision that left one person dead Saturday morning.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to ABC13, the crash occurred on the North Freeway near Rayford around 7 a.m.

Reports indicate an elevated four-wheel drive pickup truck collided with a vehicle carrying Habib Almishkhas, 51, and Sawsan Almilad. The couple was traveling with their two sons from Oklahoma to the Texas Medical Center – the sons were traveling in a separate vehicle.

Witnesses said the driver of the pickup got out of his vehicle to look at the wreck before getting back into his vehicle a speeding off.

Almilad was pronounced dead at the scene. Almishkhas was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,337 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Using available data for the year, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic collision in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • A person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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