Houston Driver Loses Control on Freeway, Causes Multi-Car Crash
Multiple people injured after Houston driver lost control of a vehicle, authorities say.
Details of the Multi-Car Crash in Houston
According to reports, the incident took place Monday around 3 a.m. on the North Freeway at Aldine Bender.
A driver traveling in the southbound lane lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the wall of the North Freeway.
Due to the crash, a motorcycle and two other cars collided with stalled vehicles on the highway.
Multiple people were sent to the hospital, and a man and woman were seen in handcuffs on Metro Video footage, though how they were involved in the incident has not yet been revealed.
Houston Car Crash Statistics
Data from multiple reports published by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that Houston has had the greatest number of car crashes in Texas for several years.
In the most recent report published in 2017, TxDOT recorded a total of 65,234 crashes in Houston.
Of those crashes, 226 were fatal and 1,290 were suspected to have caused severe injuries.
Common Statewide Car Crash Contributors in Texas in 2017
Information below provided by the Texas Department of Transportation:
- Failed to Control Speed – 139,131
- Driver Inattention – 89,037
- Followed Too Closely – 24,963
- Unsafe Speed – 23,793
- Disregarded Stop and Go Signal – 20,591
- Under Influence of Alcohol – 13,847
- Turned when Unsafe – 10,639
- Fatigued or Asleep – 9,704
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