One person died and another was critically injured in an accident in Guadalupe County on Tuesday morning.
Details about the Guadalupe County Collision
The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. on the 9000 block of Farm-to-Market Road 467, according to Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Lieutenant John Koch. Lt. Koch said that there was a reports of an accident involving two vehicles in the Olmos area, and that it may have been a head-on collision.
Emergency crews found two heavily damaged vehicles when they arrived on the scene as well as two victims, according to the fire chief from New Berlin. Although the original call stated that the accident may have been a head-on collision, emergency crews determined that may not have been the case after all and that the accident may have been a side collission.
The fire chief also indicated that one of the victims was already dead when the emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident. The other victim was suffering from extensive injuries and was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center via helicopter.
Lieutenant Koch said that the accident is currently under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The identity or the condition of the victim that was taken to the hospital are currently unavailable at this time.
Important Information about Rural Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Rural accident fatalities accounted for nearly 54 percent of all traffic fatalities even though only about 19 percent of the population in the United States live in rural areas.
- In 2012, there were a total of 18,170 traffic fatalities from accidents that happened in rural areas in the United States.
- The fatality rate per 100 million vehicles was 2.4 times higher in rural areas than it was in urban areas.