Details of the Fatal Accident
The married couple traveled west on Tidwell Road in their maroon pickup truck at around 7:30 a.m. when the accident occurred. Police say a motorist in a white van traveling southbound on Aldine Westfield blew through the traffic light and crashed into the truck at the intersection.
The woman, the passenger in the truck, received treatment at Ben Taub Hospital but later died of her injuries. Her husband sustained injuries in the collision and is being treated at Ben Taub Hospital.
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- 5,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways in 2015.
- 2,348 more people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 than in 2014.
- The number of passenger vehicle occupants injured in motor vehicle accidents increased by 107,000 – or 5.2 percent.