Port Arthur, TX – 4 Hospitalized After Collision On State Hwy 87 At Austin St
Port Arthur, TX (July 10, 2019) – Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to a multiple-vehicle car crash in Port Arthur at around 1:00 a.m. The crash happened on Friday, July 5th, on State Hwy 87 at the intersection with Austin St.
The incident injured four people and involved a Port Arthur police vehicle.
A patrol unit from the Port Arthur Police Department was stopped at a traffic light at SH-87 and Austin St. The vehicle was waiting for a red light when it was struck from behind by a 1997 Pontiac passenger car. The officer in the patrol car was 35-year-old Daniel Summers.
Summer was hospitalized for sustained injuries in the crash.
The driver of the Pontiac was 31-year-old Devon Andre Martin of Houston. Martin was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital along with his two passengers, ages 10 and 11.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Texas
While only making up around 6 percent of all deadly traffic collisions, rear-end crashes account for nearly 28 percent of all car crashes. These are one of the common types of car crashes in the United States. When drivers do not give adequate room for the car in front of them or don’t pay attention to a car that is stopped ahead, they run the risk of injuring themselves and others in a rear-end collision.
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