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Two Children Dead, One Injured in Denton Crash

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

Two children have died and another one has been seriously injured after a crash in Denton on Saturday night.

Details about the Fatal Accident in Denton

WFAA News in Denton is reporting that a crash on Saturday night left two children dead and another in serious condition in a hospital in Dallas.

According to police, the major accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Highway 380 at Mayhill Road when a Ford F-350 was speeding and failed to stop at a red light and slammed into the back of a Nissan minivan. The impact of the accident sent the minivan into two other vehicles.

Three children who were passengers in the minivan were taken to nearby hospitals via helicopter.

Two young boys, ages 8 and 4, were taken to the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. The older boy later died and the younger boy was in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Another child, a girl around the ages of 11-12, died shortly after the accident.

The driver of the van, an adult passenger in the van, and the driver of the pickup truck were all treated for minor injuries and released. No one else was injured in the accident.

According to police, their investigation into the accident continues, and as of right now, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

Child Accident Statistics in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • In 2013 in the United States, there were a total of 638 fatalities of children age 12 and younger. More than 127,250 injured in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Of the children that died in motor vehicle accidents in 2013, 38 percent of them were not buckled up or wearing proper restraints at the time of the accident.
  • Booster seats for children ages 4-8 reduces the risk for serious injury by about 45 percent. 


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