Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in East Texas

One person was killed in an overnight accident along Texas 288 North.

Details about the Fatal Texas Accident

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that one person was killed in an overnight traffic accident that happened along Texas 288 North near Beltway 8.

According to police, the accident was reported just after 3 a.m. on Friday morning and involved just one vehicle. At about 8 a.m. the accident was still not cleared after a lengthy investigation into the cause and circumstances of the accident.

All northbound lanes of traffic were closed for a few hours due to the accident that involved a red sports car that appeared to have gone over the guardrail along the freeway before it collided with a large light pole.

The male driver of the vehicle was killed in the accident, and, according to video that was taken from the scene of the accident, the red vehicle did have handicapped license plates.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the state of Texas:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 3,534 people who were killed in traffic accidents on Texas roadways.
  • In 2014 in Texas, at least one person was killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes in traffic accidents.
  • A total of 237,941 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Texas in 2014.
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