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Four People Injured in West Lubbock Accident

Jasjit Mundh2 years ago

This Tuesday night, four people were injured in a car accident in West Lubbock.

About the Fatal Car Accident

According to KTRE, the accident occurred when the driver of a car ran a red light and hit a SUV at the intersection of West Loop 289 and Marsha Sharp Freeway just after 9 p.m. The impact caused the SUV to roll over.

One person in the car suffered moderate injuries and another suffered minor injuries. Two people in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

No names have been released.

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states:
    • 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2012.
    • In 2012, 2.36 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
    • 232,041 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in Texas in 2013.
    • 89,270 people sustained a serious injury.
    • There were 65,539 serious injury crashes.
    • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 36 minutes.
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 16 seconds.
    • 1 reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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