Head-On Crash Claims Life on South 183, Driver Critically Injured

According to kxan news, a two-vehicle collision that occurred February 12th, 2024 on South Highway 183 near Pilot Knob claimed one life and left another person critically injured early Monday morning. The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) reported the accident occurred around 2:40 am near the intersection with Planeview Drive.

The impact forced the closure of the highway in both directions at FM 812 for several hours, causing significant traffic disruptions until its reopening around 8 am.

One individual was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. ATCEMS personnel worked swiftly to extricate another person trapped in the wreckage, who was subsequently declared a trauma alert and transported to a local hospital with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

2022 Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information about Texas and San Antonio accidents was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 4,481 people were killed in Texas traffic crashes in 2022, marking a .36% decrease from the 4,497 deaths reported in 2021.
  • 51.42% of traffic deaths occurred in rural areas of the state, and 636 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions.
  • An additional 15,299 people were injured in Texas traffic crashes in 2021 with 18,880 people suffering serious, incapacitating injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for the year:
    • One person was killed in a crash in Texas every 1 hour and 57 minutes
    • A person was injured every 2 minutes and 9 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds

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