About the Fatal Houston Crash
According to Houston police, the crash took place in the 15000 block of Lee Road. A tractor-trailer had been heading westbound crashed into a Buick that was running a red light. The Buick also collided with two other vehicles, a Ford pickup and a blue Buick LeSabre which were parked in front of a gas station, police said.
Emergency vehicles took the Buick driver and its passengers to the hospital. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. The other passengers, a 25-year-old woman and a 3-year-old child, were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Authorities are continuing to investigate. No charges have been filed at this time.
Red Light Running Statistics
Information below provided by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
- 28% of crash deaths that occur at signalized intersections are the result of a driver running through a red light.
- Per capita, Arizona has the highest rate of red-light running fatalities while New Hampshire has the lowest rate.
- Nearly half (46%) of those killed in red light running crashes were passengers or people in other vehicles and more than 5% were pedestrians or cyclists. Just over 35% of those killed were the drivers who ran the red light.
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