A 5-year-old girl is dead, and four others were taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash on SH-64 in Rusk County Saturday, May 21, 2022.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. on SH-64, approximately one mile west of Henderson.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 2013 Nissan Rogue was traveling east on SH 64 when it left the road on the south side for an unknown reason.
The vehicle then traveled south of the roadway in the grass and collided with a shallow creek with its front end, flipping the vehicle end over end and ejecting three children inside.
The crash killed a 5-year-old girl from Henderson, according to DPS. A seven-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Iliana A., 28, of Henderson, and Edna G., 25, of Tyler, were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, according to DPS.
The crash is still under active investigation.
Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Statistics
On Texas highways, car accidents are by far the most common. Although many of these collisions are minor, statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that they can be extremely dangerous. Accidents like these can sometimes be fatal. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT),
In 2017, there were 1.37 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled on Texas highways. Despite the fact that this number appears alarming, it is down from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016.
Single-vehicle run-off-road accidents killed 1,172 people in 2019. This was responsible for 32.35 % of all traffic deaths in 2019. Every two hours and 20 minutes, one person is killed on Texas roads, and nearly two people are injured. Single-vehicle collisions also occurred frequently in 2017. There were 1,311 deaths in these collisions, which accounted for 35% of all collisions. In 2017, there were 1.37 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled on Texas highways.
Despite the fact that this number appears alarming, it is down from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016. In 2017, 3,727 people were killed on Texas roads, indicating that the death toll is declining. This is down nearly 4% from last year. In 2017, there were 14,282 serious injuries in Texas highway accidents. The majority of fatal collisions in Texas occurred in rural areas. These were responsible for 1,952 deaths in the state, or 52% of all fatal car accidents.
Rusk County Car Accident Lawyers
Throughout the year, all states see their fair share of traffic accidents. On the other hand, Texas is consistently the worst year after year. Since November 7, 2000, Texas has not had a single day without a traffic accident. Many of these collisions result in fatalities.
Numerous factors contribute to car accidents in Texas, and lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are constantly looking for new ways to reduce the number of accidents and deaths on the roads. It’s critical, however, that victims of these collisions understand that they can demand the justice and compensation they deserve right now.
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 Rusk County car accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas. 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 car accident attorneys. There are no upfront contracts or fees, and we are ready to advocate for you and your family. The insurance industry does not support you despite its size and influence. Allow us to fight your battles for you.