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Child Dead in Fatal Arlington Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities in Arlington are investigating a fatal collision that left a 7-month-old baby dead.

Details of the Fatal Arlington Accident

According to WFAA News, 7-month-old David Bingenheimer was killed near the intersection of South Cooper Street and California lane Thursday morning following a traffic collision.

David was in a stroller being pushed by his father. The father and son were on the curb waiting for a chance to cross in a crosswalk.

As they waited, a pickup that was traveling southbound on South Cooper Street collided with a white Chrysler turning left from South Cooper onto California Lane.

 The collision sent the truck off the road, and into the infant and his father. David was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the accident, but stated that alcohol and distraction do not appear to be factors in the initial collision. It is currently unclear which driver had a green light and which driver is at fault.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • There were 3,399 traffic related fatalities recorded in 2012 – up 10.82 percent from the 3,067 recorded in 2011.
  • In addition, another 230,506 people were injured with 87,087 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • 838 fatalities were linked to collisions that occurred at intersections or were related to an intersection.
  • Using the following information TxDOT was able to determine that:
    • One person was killed in a traffic collision in Texas every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.
  • There were no deathless days recorded in 2012.


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