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Man Killed Attempting to Aid Traffic Accident

Emaan Elahi2 years ago

According to KRIS-TV, a man was killed by oncoming traffic as he was assisting those involved in a traffic collision on Highway 37 near Rand Morgan Road.

Information on the Traffic Accident

The collision happened around 10 pm Monday when the man got out of his vehicles to assist people involved in the traffic accident. The first crash involved two cars.

Early reports of police indicate visibility may have been a factor and that one of the drivers was intoxicated.

Authorities are continuing with investigations into the accident. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Richard Branch.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) data for 2013, an estimated 767 people were killed in crashes that occurred on intersections and 523 people killed in head-on crashes.
  • In 2013 alone, 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes. One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds and there was 1 reported crash every 7 seconds. In drunken driving cases, 1089 people were killed and this made up 32.2 percent of deaths for motor vehicle crashes in 2013
  • On the plus side, vehicle fatalities have decreased. The 2013 death toll of 3,377 was a decrease of 1.05 percent. The death toll in 2012 was 4,413. In regards to distracted driving, 460 people were killed in 2013 and this was a 2.34 percent decrease from 2012.


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