Portland Man Killed in Head-On Collision
A Portland man was fatally injured Saturday morning following a head-on collision on FM 136.
About the Portland Collision
Reports indicate Johnson was traveling south in the northbound lanes of FM 136 when the accident occurred. He was killed on impact.
The driver of the pickup was able to escape from the burning vehicle and was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Authorities are still investigating 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.
- Another 232,041 people were injured with 65,539 people suffering serious injuries.
- 55.76-percent of recorded traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas of the state and 523 people were killed in head-on collision.
- Using available crash data for 2013, TxDOT estimates that a person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes and a person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.