On the early morning of Saturday, April 24th, a fatal two-vehicle collision left a 50-year-old man dead after being rear-ended by a presumed drunk driver.
Details About the Incident
According to local authorities, the accident occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of Cage Blvd. and Javelina Drive in Pharr.
The 50-year-old man was stopped at a red light he was struck from behind by an alleged drunk driver shortly after. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 21-year-old drunk driver was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and accident involving death.
Texas-Based Drunk Driving Statistics
One of the most selfish acts one can commit is drunk driving. This easily preventable behavior is one of the leading causes of serious accidents that frequently leave innocent victims suffering from tremendous damages or even losing their lives.
Sadly, drunk driving accidents accounted for 25% of all Texas road fatalities in 2019, which tallies out to approximately 886 deaths.
Pharr experienced a total number of 37 drunk-driving incidents in 2019. Of those incidents reported:
- There were 8 incidents in which 12 people suffered possible injuries.
- There were 7 incidents in which 9 people suffered non-incapacitating injuries.
Rear-End Collisions By the Numbers
Rear-end collisions can be some of the most destructive types of accidents as they can directly impact a person’s vertebrae, causing severe injuries to a victim’s spinal cord, skull, neck, and can even lead to traumatic brain injuries.
Rear-end accidents occur whenever a driver slams into the rear bumper of the vehicle (or vehicles in some cases) ahead of them. These accidents are responsible for approximately 29% of all serious vehicle-related injuries across the United States.
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Source: Valley Central