Eight people are hospitalized as a result of a three-vehicle accident involving a pickup, an SUV, and a sedan in Terrell, Texas early Saturday evening.
Details of the Fatal Terrell Crash
CBS-DFW reports the crash occurred around 6:00 pm on Interstate 20 near FM 429.
Traffic was slowing due to congestion when the driver of the pickup failed to slow down and rear-ended a Kia Optima. The impact caused the pickup to go airborne and then strike a Chevy Equinox.
All four people inside the pickup were transported to Baylor Hospital in Dallas. One of the occupants was listed in critical condition.
One occupant of the Kia Optima was transported to UT Health in Tyler, and three others were taken to Methodist of Dallas where one was listed in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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