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Infant Killed, Woman Injured in Arlington Collision

Police in Arlington are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left an infant dead and a woman hospitalized.

Fatal Arlington Crash Remains Under Investigation

According to NBC-DFW, the fatal crash occurred around 5 am Monday when a pickup truck struck a stalled Honda Accord on Texas 360.

A 9-month-old child in a car seat in the back of the Accord and a female occupant were rushed to hospitals. Unfortunately, the child was pronounced dead a short time later. The condition of the woman was not immediately available.

The driver of the pickup was not injured in the collision and is currently cooperating with authorities. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 traffic-related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2016. That averages to about one death every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • 1,942 of those fatalities occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2016.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in a 1 minute and 59 seconds.

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