Harris County authorities are investigating a fatal car accident that left one person dead and two others injured early Sunday morning.
Details of the Harris County Accident
According to the Houston Chronicle, a car accident left one dead and one injured after a bad turn. The accident occurred around 3:30 Sunday morning in Harris County.
The driver of the grey 2011 Honda Civic was making a hard, wide left turn onto Treaschwig from FM 1960 when the Honda lost control and hit a pole.
The driver was not alone. There were two passengers in the car at the time of the accident. One has been identified as Seth Perez.
Perez was injured and flown to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center in Houston, where he was pronounced dead. The driver and other passenger have not been identified yet – both remain in critical condition.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related fatalities in 2013, marking a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
- 1,883 deaths were attributed to accidents that occurred in rural areas of the state, and 1,333 deaths were caused by single-vehicle, run off the road crashes.
- TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.