A Baylor student has been arrested in connection with a Halloween auto-pedestrian accident.
About The Baylor Accident
According to KXXV, the accident occurred on October 31th in Waco, Texas on the 2400 block of South 2nd Street.
A little after midnight, a black Ford F-250 truck driven by Baylor student Travis Brown hit another student, 18, who was walking on the side of the road. The truck then hit a guardrail. The pedestrian’s injuries are not yet known.
Brown truck walked away from the accident. Witnesses were able to provide Waco PD with a description of the driver that led to his arrest.
Brown was later arrested at his home and is now being charged with intoxicated assault and failure to stop and render aid for a motor vehicle accident. Brown is believed to have been intoxicated during the accident.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013. This marked a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
- 485 of those deaths were pedestrian fatalities and 48 were pedalcyclist fatalities.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
- Using available crash data, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.