Man and Dog Injured in Tanker Truck Collision in Texas
MYERSVILLE, TX. – September 5, 2018 (victoriaadvocate.com) A tanker truck crash September 5 in Myersville, Texas, left a man and his dog seriously injured, according to an online news report from victoriaadvocate.com.*
The collision occurred on the afternoon of September 5, at approximately 1 p.m., on Farm-to-Market Road 237, a few miles south of Myersville. An SUV and a tanker truck collided, and the driver of the SUV was trapped inside the vehicle. A nurse who responded to the scene said the driver, who has not been identified, was unresponsive and did not appear to have a pulse. His or her current medical condition is not known. A dog was also trapped in the vehicle on the passenger’s side, the nurse said, and was alive but injured.
The driver of the tanker truck, who has also not been identified, was not injured and was walking around the scene when emergency response arrived. It is not clear what caused the accident or how the accident unfolded.
The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision and has not released additional information at this time.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
Texas’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were higher than the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 13.6 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.43 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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