Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Feb 13, 2015 in Auto Accidents
A violent crash in Hill County over the weekend claimed the lives of a father and his 3-year-old daughter. The mother of the family, who was driving, was taken by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. A 6-year-old daughter in the back seat was taken to Cook Children's Hospital in critical condition.
Authorities say the accident happened shortly before 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, near the intersection of Highway 22 and FM 309, two miles west of the city. Police say it appears the family's car slowed down and a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban slammed into the back of it. Texas DPS troopers say the 28-year-old driver of the Suburban failed to push her brakes. She was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to fully recover.
There is no official word on any possible charges, and officials say there is no sign that alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Take Steps to Reduce Your Speed
In any type of car accident someone can sustain a serious injury that changes his or her life forever. Having your brakes fail while driving can be a terrifying experience. However, if it happens to you remember, a clear head is your best ally behind the wheel.
- If your main braking system isn't working, employ the emergency brake.
- After you are able to slow down, get your car off the road to minimize the chances of getting hit.
- Dont turn your car off until you've stopped. Its best to keep your engine running until you've reached a complete stop. Turning the ignition off will also shut down your power steering, which makes your vehicle more difficult to turn.
- Signal for help, because once your car is safely off the road you are going to need some assistance.
The car accident attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings wish the best for the crash victims, and our condolences go out to the family of the passenger who lost his life.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a car crash, contact a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings for a free case evaluation.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain when you contact our firm.