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Teen Killed in Aldine Pedestrian Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A MacArthur High School student was killed Friday morning when she was struck by a vehicle.

Details of the Aldine Pedestrian Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the 18-year-old girl was struck on Ruby Rose near Bertrand around 6 am.

While her name was not released, the Aldine Independent School District has confirmed that she did attend MacArthur High School. It is believed she was crossing the street when she was struck.

Authorities are investigating the incident and counselors have been sent to the MacArthur campus to provide support for students.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013.
  • 485 of those killed were identified as pedestrians and 48 were identified as pedalcyclists.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.


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