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Vehicle Crashes into Texas Home, Triggering Large Explosion


Multiple family members were injured last Saturday when a vehicle crashed into a home in Hurst, Texas and triggered a gas explosion.

About the Crash and the Resulting Home Explosion

According to WDSU, emergency responders transported a couple and their son to the hospital Saturday after a vehicle crashed into their home and struck a gas line. The result was a fiery explosion that engulfed the home.

The wife was listed in critical condition while the conditions of her husband and son were not immediately available.

The events leading up to the crash are being unavailable, but police say the driver, Arnulfo Castro, 40, claimed his brakes failed prior to the crash. The driver was taken into custody for not having a valid driver’s license.

Two police officers were also injured while responding to the scene.

Texas Texas Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Texas Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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