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On-Duty EMT Killed in Trucking Accident

Elsie Aniekwe1 year ago

According to a reporter for Daily Tribune, firefighter and emergency medical technician Daniel Hampton was killed after the ambulance he was driving struck a semi-truck around 9 p.m. September 18.

About the Fatal Accident

The collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of Texas 29 between Bertram and Liberty Hill. Hampton sustained fatal injuries and two other passengers of the ambulance sustained critical injuries.

Reports indicate one of the injured was a paramedic by the name of Timothy Pierce. The other passenger was a patient whose name has not been released.

As a precaution and standard safety procedure, The Texas Department of Public Safety shut the roadway down for numerous hours.

The Texas Department of Public Safety helped with the accident investigation; crews took care of a potentially hazardous fuel leak.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2014, up 3.7 percent from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
  • This averages to one traffic-related death every 2 hours and 29 minutes in 2014.
  • An additional 237,941 people were killed in auto accidents in 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining serious injuries.


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