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Driver Fatigue Possible Factor in Kingsville Collision

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Authorities believe driver fatigue likely played a role in an early morning collision near Kingsville that left two drivers injured.

About the South Texas Car Crash

According to KRIS-TV, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision along State Highway 141 outside of Kingsville shortly after 7 am on Monday.

State troopers suggest 23-year-old may Manoj K. Chapala may have fallen asleep at the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Chapala was flown to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi where he is being treated for serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle is being treated at a hospital in Kingsville.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people died on Texas roads due to traffic accidents in 2012 – a 10.82% increase from 2011.
  • Additionally, 87,087 people sustained serious injuries as a result of 63,610 serious injury crashes.
  • Based on the data they have gathered, the Texas DOT estimates:
    • 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 35 minutes as the result of traffic collisions.
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • 1 crash was reported every 75 seconds.
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