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Fatal Beasley Dump Truck Accident Results in Hazmat Spill

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

The Southwest Freeway was shut down in Fort Bend County Friday after a wrong way accident involving a dump truck resulted in a hazmat spill.

Details of the Dump Truck Accident

According to ABC13 News, the accident occurred after a woman collided head-on with a dump truck along the Southwest Freeway near Isleib Road in Beasley, Texas.

Investigators stated that the woman was traveling north in the southbound lanes when she struck the dump truck around 3 am. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon arriving to the scene, the Beasley Fire Department requested that the Richmond FD hazmat team assist with a fluid spill after noticing either gasoline or transmission fluid was leaking onto the roadway.

The southbound lanes were closed for approximately six hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas experienced a 10.82 percent increase in the number traffic fatalities in 2012, recording 3,399 deaths for the year – up from 3,067 deaths in 2011.
  • Of 3,399 recorded deaths, 533 were reported to have occurred in head-on collisions.
  • Another 230,506 people were injured in traffic collisions in 2012 with 87,087 people sustaining serious injury.
  • With this data, the Texas Department of Transportation was able to deduce that:
    • One person was killed in a traffic collision on a Texas roadway every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • One reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.


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