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Three Killed, Infant Injured in Collision in Grand Prairie

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

Three people were killed and an infant was injured after their car collided with an armored vehicle near Dallas.

Details about the Accident Involving the Infant

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that three people were killed on Thursday afternoon when they car they were in hit the back of an armored vehicle while driving on the President George Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, according to officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. when highway patrol troopers were called to the scene of the crash on the President George Bush Turnpike near the eastbound ramp to Interstate 20, according Sergeant Lonny Haschel, a department spokesman.

Haschel further said that a disabled armored vehicle was sitting in the median of the ramps to the east and westbound Interstate 20 when a Honda Accord entered into the lanes to continue on east on Interstate 20.

The Accord then left the lane, entered onto the median, and hit the back of the armored car. At this point, it is not clear what caused the Accord to go into the median.

Three people in the Accord died at the scene of the accident and an infant was taken to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas with serious injuries. The driver and passenger in the armored car were not seriously injured and were not transported to the hospital.

At this point the identities of the people that died in the Accord have not been released.

Important Information about Children in Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to an article by USA Today:

  • There was a 43 percent drop in motor vehicle fatalities of children 12 and younger from 2002-2011, however, more than 9,000 children in that age group still died during that same time period.
  • One in three children killed in car accidents in 2011 were not wearing seatbelts.
  • Only two in 100 children live in a state that requires car seats for children 8 and under – every state and Washington DC has some form of a child restraint law, but the ages of the children covered by the law varies state-to-state.


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