Two Killed in Leander Hit and Run Collision
by lauraramos | September 15th, 2020 | Accidents
According to Leander Police, two motorcycle riders were killed in an early Wednesday hit-and-run crash northwest of Austin.
Details of the Accident
A local 17-year-old high school student and his father were killed in the accident at the intersection of U.S. 183 and U.S. 183A Tollway in Leander at about 12:20 a.m.
The victims were traveling north on a motorcycle on U.S. 183 when a car traveling south on the tollway ran a red light, resulting in a collision at the intersection, according to Leander Police.
The suspected car driver then entered a nearby convenience store and proceeded to flee into a wooded area near the store. The suspect was arrested several hours later and has been identified as a 21-year-old Hutto man. Leander police are still investigating the hit-and-run crash, and charges against the suspected driver are pending.
Texas Car Accidents by the Numbers
Texas accounted for approximately 9.9 of the national death toll in 2018, and on U.S. roadways, there were a total of 35,560 fatalities. The fatality rate within Texas roadways totaled out to 1.29 deaths per hundred million miles that were traveled by vehicle.
Non-fatal injuries can be significant, and they accounted to a total of 14,937 individuals who sustained serious injuries due to a car accident. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation has determined that on Texas roadways:
- One reported fatality every 2 hours and 24 minutes.
- One reported injury every 2 minutes and 7 seconds.
- One reported accident every 58 seconds.
Furthermore, Williamson County reported:
- 36 fatal crashes
- 42 fatalities
- 131 suspected serious crashes
- 168 suspected serious injuries
- 972 possible injury crashes
- 1,430 possible injuries
- 197 unknown severity car crashes
- 624 unknown injuries
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