Texas

Child Injured in Accident at I-10 in Pecos County, TX

Date
November 21, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

I-10, Baytown, Pecos County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Nissan Sentra
Road/Highway
I-10
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer and a Nissan Sentra were involved in a crash


What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a child at I-10 in Pecos County, TX on November 21st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 12:39 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer was eastbound on I-10. At the same time, a Nissan Sentra was also eastbound ahead of the truck. Reports say the Nissan was possibly suffering from mechanical issued and allegedly had active hazard lighting prior to being struck in the rear by the approaching truck. The collision is said to have caused the Nissan to veer from the road into a bar ditch where it overturned. A 10-year-old child in the vehicle was seriously injured and hospitalized, according to reports. The others involved were either uninjured or did not report any injuries. Sources indicate a Failure to Control Speed charge was recommended and/or issued.

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