Three police officers and an occupant of a second vehicle were hospitalized following a crash in South Austin on Monday night.
Details of the South Austin Police Crash
According to the Chicago Tribune, the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue. Three officers were traveling in an unmarked SUV when it was struck by a Chrysler 200 that ran a stop sign.
The three officers were taken to an undisclosed hospital. A passenger in the Chrysler, a 19-year-old man, was taken to Stroger Hospital. The conditions of those involved were not immediately available.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 20-year-old man, was not injured and is facing citations.
Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
- 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to a head-on collision.
- Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
- An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
- Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.
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