According to the Waco Police Department, a 65-year-old man died after a fatal crash on Elm Street Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
The fatal crash transpired around 9:45 a.m. near the 1200 Block of Elm Street.
The cause of the crash, according to authorities, was a medical episode that the man had while driving.
Waco resident Armando T., 65, crashed into four parked and unoccupied vehicles.
According to the news release, Topete’s vehicle landed on its side, requiring the Waco Fire Department to extricate him and an 83-year-old woman from the vehicle.
Both of them were taken to a nearby hospital, where Topete died later. According to police, the woman may have suffered serious injuries.
At this time, no additional information has been released.
The crash is still under investigation.
Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Statistics
Car accidents are the most common type of accident on Texas roads. Despite the fact that many of these collisions are minor, statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that they can be very serious. These accidents can sometimes be fatal to those involved. TxDOT claims that:
In 2017, the fatality rate on Texas highways was 1.37 deaths per 100 million miles traveled by vehicles. Although this figure appears alarming, it represents a decrease from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016.
In 2019, 1,172 people died in single-vehicle run-off-road accidents. In 2019, this accounted for 32.35% of all traffic fatalities. On the roads in Texas, one person is killed every two hours and 20 minutes, and nearly two people are injured every two minutes. In 2017, single-vehicle accidents were also common. These collisions accounted for 35% of all collisions and resulted in 1,311 deaths. In 2017, the fatality rate on Texas highways was 1.37 deaths per 100 million miles traveled by vehicles.
Although this figure appears alarming, it represents a decrease from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016. Texas had 3,727 fatalities on its roads in 2017, indicating that the death toll is decreasing. This represents a nearly 4% decrease from the previous year. In 2017, 14,282 crashes on Texas highways resulted in serious injuries. In Texas, the majority of fatal crashes happened in rural areas. These were responsible for 1,952 deaths, or 52% of all fatal auto accidents in the state.
McLennan County Car Accident Lawyers
All states see their fair share of traffic accidents throughout the year. Consistently, however, Texas is the worst year after year. Texas has not had a day without one traffic accident since November 7, 2000. Many of these accidents are fatal for those involved.
There are many different causes of car crashes across the state, and Texas lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are always exploring ways to lower the number of accidents and deaths on the roads. It’s important, though, that victims of these crashes know they can take action now to demand the justice and compensation they deserve.
When another person is negligent and causes a car accident, those hurt can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced Arash Law’s McLennan County Car accident lawyers. Our dedicated team will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Call (888) 398-4017 for a free case evaluation or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. There are no upfront contracts or fees, and we are ready to advocate for you and your family. Despite its size and influence, the insurance industry does not support you. Allow us to fight your battles for you.