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2 Dead in Wrong-Way Car Crash in Texas

Ashley Peterson4 months ago

A wrong-way car crash in Belton, Texas has left both drivers dead.

Details of the Belton Wrong-Way Collision

According to KWTX, the crash happened on Interstate 14 at around 2:30 am Wednesday near FM 534.

One car was driving the wrong way down the westbound lanes of the interstate leading to a head-on collision with another vehicle. There was a fire caused by the accident.

Both drivers died, one on the scene and the other later in the hospital.

Wrong-Way Accident Statistics

Wrong-way accidents are some of the most violent and dangerous crashes. They kill approximately 300 to 400 people a year which is only about 1 percent of all accident fatalities.

Texas Car Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 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 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Texas Car Accident Lawyer

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.

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