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Authorities Investigate Waxahachi Collision

Cordes Crawford1 year ago

An intoxicated driver of a black SUV attempted to take her own life in Waxahachie last week, causing a multi-car pile-up.

Details of the Waxahachie Accident

“We believe the driver of the Suburban to be intoxicated. She has admitted that she was trying to commit suicide.” – Sgt. Mike Lewis of the Waxahachie Police Department as published by the Daily Light

According to the Daily Light, the suicidal driver intentionally entered a lane of oncoming traffic on Interstate 35 and collided with an oncoming semi truck and another vehicle, causing a three car pile-up.

Authorities believe the woman was intoxicated at the time of the collision and have ordered a blood test. Intoxication charges are pending the results of the blood test.

No fatalities were reported, but the driver was airlifted to a Dallas hospital. The other drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic fatalities in 2013 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • 523 people were killed in head-on collisions in Texas in 2013.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 1,089 traffic deaths in 2013, 32.2-percent of all recorded traffic fatalities.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.

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