Officials Identify Teen Killed in Southeast Austin Head-On Collision
Austin Police have released the identity of a 14-year-old who was killed in a head-on collision in Austin last week.
About the Fatal Austin Crash
KXAN reports 14-year-old John Delgado was involved in a head-on collision around 7 a.m. on November 7. The crash occurred in the 5500 block of Nuckols Crossing.
Police say the teen was driving an Audi northbound in the southbound lanes of Nuckols Crossing when he hit another vehicle head on. Delgado was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the Audi was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was also hospitalized.
The crash remains under investigation.
Head-On Collision Statistics
According to statistics published by the Boston Globe, wrong-way collisions kill around 360 people annually.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrong-way collisions account for just 3 percent of recent years’ crashes on highways; they are, however, much more likely to end in fatalities and critical injuries than any other form of crash.
The fatality rate is between 12-17 percent higher in accidents involving wrong-way collisions than in other types of accidents.
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