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At Least 12 Teens Injured in Texas City Church Van Crash


Authorities say 12 to 14 teenagers were injured Wednesday afternoon when a church van was involved in a crash in Texas City.

Detail of the Texas City Church Van Crash

According to reports, the crash occurred around 3:40 pm near the intersection of Lowry Expressway feeder road and Century Boulevard.

A preliminary investigation suggests the passenger van traveling through the intersection when an Eastbound Nissan Altima ran a red light on the feeder road and crashed into the van.

Officials said 12 to 14 teens were injured in the crash. The teenagers were part of an out-of-town church group. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Texas Automobile 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 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.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

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