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Former Texas Tech Football Coach Killed in Accident

Grant Hill4 months ago

A former Texas Tech football coach was killed in a motor vehicle accident that happened over the weekend.

Details about the Accident Involving the Texas Tech Football Coach

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Clovis Hale, 74, was killed in a vehicular accident Saturday afternoon. Hale was an offensive line coach for Texas Tech from 1984-86 and 1997-99.

Hale was driving 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe on Texas 71 when he went off the right shoulder of the road and hit a power pole, a wire fence, and trees before it rolled over about one and a half times. The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that the accident happened about a mile just east of Spicewood, which is about 35 miles northwest of downtown Austin.

According to officials, Hale was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, but authorities on the scene pronounced him dead a half hour after the accident. At this time it is unclear whether or not Hale was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident or at the hospital.

Senior Citizen Accidents

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of elderly driver in motor vehicle accidents ever year in the United States:

  • In 2012, more than 5,560 older adults were killed and more than 214,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Fatal crash rates increase noticeably starting at ages 70‒74 and are highest among drivers age 85 and older.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.


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