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Woman Arrested Following Gainesville Hit-and-Run

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Liana DeMasi2 years ago

Authorities in Gainesville, Texas have arrested a woman suspected of fleeing the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident.

Details of the Gainesville Hit-and-Run

According to News 12, 62-year-old Maria Gomez-Cardenas was killed in a hit-and-run on Saturday.

The description of the car, a gray Mercury, was involved in another accident shortly after on Interstate 35.

Following police arrival, Cindy Monroe, 53, was arrested and then charged with an accident involving personal injury or death. 

Texas Car Accident Statistics in 2013

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

  • 3,408 traffic fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2013.
  • The majority of those deaths, 55.37 percent, occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • Pedestrian accidents accounted for 493 deaths.
  • Another 232,599 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.


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