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Odessa Man Injured After Striking Telephone Pole

Yashica Kaushal11 months ago

A man in Odessa, Texas was injured Monday when he rolled his car after striking a telephone poll on the side of the road.

About the Odessa Rollover Accident

According to ABC 9, the man was heading eastbound 42nd street when he went off the road, struck a utility pole, and rolled his car.

The driver was taken to Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities now believe he may have had a medical condition that led to him running off the road.

Texas Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,384 deaths in 2014, which was a 39.16 % increase from 2013.
  • 237,941 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014.
  • There were 13,675 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining an incapacitating injury.
  • The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2014 was 1.42 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled which is a 2.16% increase from 2013. 

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