A police officer was involved in a fatal traffic crash in Houston early Thursday morning on the southeast side.
Information Regarding the Houston Crash
According to the Houston Chronicle, the wreck occurred about 4:20 am in the 8600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Reed, said a spokesman for the Houston Police Department.
The Houston Police Department Officer, R. Scott, was traveling westbound on Reed when he collided with hit a bicyclist.
The officer had a green light at the intersection of the two roadways, and he tried to avoid the bicyclist but hit him.
Unfortunately, the bicyclist died at the scene. His name has not been released yet. It is unclear if Scott was on a call for service at the time of the crash.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,413 traffic-related deaths in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 recorded in 2012.
- 767 traffic fatalities were the result of collision that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
- 48 pedalcyclists were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2013.
- On average, one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes in 2013. A person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.