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Three Hospitalized After Weslaco Crash


Three people have been hospitalized following a four-vehicle crash in Weslaco, Texas.

Details of the Weslaco Crash

The collision occurred around 11:30 pm Monday at the intersection of FM 1015 and Mile 8.

Early reports suggest a driver crashed into three other vehicles stopped at a stop light before veering into a ditch.

Police are still working to determine the cause of the accident but believe the driver responsible may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,773 traffic-related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2016. This marked a 5.45 percent increase from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
  • 814 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to collisions that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • An additional 265,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a crash in Texas every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • A person was injured in a crash every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

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