01/19/2016 // 1-800 Car Wreck Fort Worth // (press release)
Two people were killed in a recent multi-vehicle crash on a major Interstate in Fort Worth. Reports say that the victims were pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining blunt force trauma.
Source: Two killed in I-35W crash at Heritage Trace identified
“FORT WORTH – Two people killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 35W at Heritage Trace Parkway on Monday night were identified Tuesday.
Gabrielle Estelle, 19, and Alexander Trejo, 23, were pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 9500 block of the North Freeway, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.”
The deceased victims were reportedly passengers in a Ford Fusion that had been rear-ended by a Ford Explorer causing the SUV to hit a concrete center wall. The Explorer then collided with another vehicle. Four additional people were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Three of those injured were also reportedly in the same vehicle as the deceased victims.
The crash resulted in traffic being diverted onto the service road and multiple lanes of the interstate near the accident being closed until after midnight. Police were still investigating the cause and circumstances of the crash at the time of the report.
Fatal Interstate Crashes in Texas Cities Like Fort Worth
Statistics show that hundreds of crash fatalities occur on Texas Interstates each year. According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2014, there were 601 fatal Interstate crashes that occurred in 2014. A number of these accidents were reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In another recent crash on Interstate 35W, a teenager was killed after being ejected from a vehicle that rolled over multiple times.
Source: Man killed when vehicle rolls over on I-35W in far south Fort Worth
FORT WORTH – An 18-year-old man was killed Thursday night after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over several times on Interstate 35W in far south Fort Worth, police reported.
The vehicle was entering northbound I-35W from East Rendon Crowley Road near Burleson when the driver attempted to change lanes, causing the vehicle to flip, said Cpl. Tracey Knight, a Fort Worth police spokeswoman.”
According to Knight “MedStar ambulances arrived at 8:49 p.m. to find the man in critical condition, and two people in stable condition, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. Soon afterward, the man died at the scene.”
Fort Worth personal injury lawyer Amy Witherite of Eberstein Witherite LLP, suggests that Interstate accidents are often very serious in nature for a number of reasons. Says the attorney “drivers are going at faster rates of speed on freeways than other road types and depending on the time of day may be surrounded by several vehicles throughout their commute. These factors can be a recipe for disaster if a driver isn’t paying attention and loses control of their vehicle, or gets hit by a negligent driver.”
The Fort Worth attorney says that it is important that the families of individuals who have been involved in a fatal car crash understand what their legal options are in the aftermath, if the accident was linked to the negligence of another driver.
The recent crash that led to the death of the teen was also still being investigated at the time of the report. The Fort Worth accident lawyers of 1-800-CAR-WRECK will continue to follow updates on both stories.
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