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Texas Trooper Struck While Assisting Motorist

A DPS trooper was involved in a crash as he was stopped to help a stalled motorist in Montgomery County.

Details of the Accident

According to KHOU, the trooper was assisting a motorist on Calvary Road around 6 am Wednesday morning when his vehicle was struck by a pickup. Authorities say the trooper had his emergency lights on at the time of the accident.

The trooper and both motorists were transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center following the crash. None of their injuries were considered life-threatening.

The identities of those involved have not been released and the incident is still under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • Single vehicle, run-off the road accidents accounted for 1,255 deaths.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2015.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.

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