A police officer in Forth Worth was seriously injured early Friday morning after an SUV collided with a patrol car, according to CBS DFW.
About the Forth Worth Car Accident
CBS DFW is reporting an accident that occurred at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Long Avenue in Forth Worth, Texas. A patrol officer was responding to a call when his patrol car was struck by an SUV. At the time of the accident, the officer was traveling north on Main Street. The SUV, headed east on Long Avenue, allegedly ran a light.
The officer sustained what is described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment. Also injured in the crash was the driver of the SUV and a passenger. Both are reported as having non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash is under investigation. Authorities will look at whether or not alcohol was a factor.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation:
- In 2013, 3,377 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Texas; 89,270 people were seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.
- June was the deadliest month in Texas in 2013 with 336 persons killed that month.
- 1,089 fatalities in 2013 were caused by crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
- In 2013, more DUI crashes occurred in the hour between 2:00 a.m. and 2:59 a.m. than any other hour. Additionally, more of these crashes occurred on a Saturday than any other day of the week.