Teen Killed in Midland Pedestrian Accident
Details of the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
News West 9 reports the accident occurred in the 2100 block of Texas Avenue just before 8 am. Reports indicate the teenager was running across the street when he was struck by a Toyota Tundra.
Emergency responders were called to the scene, and the boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was declared dead shortly after arrival.
The boy was a student of San Jacinto JHS. Midland ISD provided counseling to students and staff affected by the crash.
Investigations into the accident are ongoing and no citations or charges have been issued at this time.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the Unites States in 2013. This averages to one death every 2 hours.
- An additional 150,000 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2013.
- The majority of pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas at non-intersection locations at night.
- On average, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed each trip than occupants of passenger vehicles.