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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Five-Car Collision

Mario Rosales1 year ago

A wrong-way driver caused an accident that sent multiple divers to the hospital. The accident occurred early Sunday morning, September 27.

About the Multi-Vehicle Accident

WFAA News reported that around 2:30 am last Sunday morning a wrong-way driver collided with a vehicle setting off a chain reaction that resulted in a five car collision.

The crash occurred on southbound North Central Expressway just north of Eldorado Parkway in McKinney, Texas inside Collin County.

According to the McKinney Fire Department, “multiple” patients were taken to hospitals around the area. Conditions of the individuals involved were not immediately available.

Motor Vehicle Statistics in Texas

The following information was provided by Texas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 3,534 people died in automobile accidents that occurred in Texas.
  • Head-on collisions resulted in 581 deaths in 2014.
  • 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2014 – these averages to one injury every 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • A reportable crash occurred in Texas every 66 seconds in 2014. 

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