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Teen Dies After Grand Prairie Auto Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A 13-year-old boy is dead as a result of a collision at an intersection in Grand Prairie, Texas Friday afternoon.

About the Fatal Grand Prairie Accident

The Dallas News reports that 13-year-old Carson Parr died Saturday after succumbing to injuries he sustained when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an armored car at the intersection of New York Avenue and State Highway 360.

Carson was airlifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth after being ejected from the 1999 Honda Civic driven by his sister. Reports indicate that the Civic ran a red light, causing the collision.

The boy’s mother, Teddi Parr, 39, was also hospitalized as was his sister, Allie Parr, 17. Allie remains in serious condition.

The two occupants of the armored car were not injured in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents on Texas roadways in 2013, marking a slight decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 767 of those deaths were attributed to collisions that occurred in or were related to intersections.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • Using available information, TxDOT estimates that:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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