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Amarillo – Anthony Wayne Norton Died in Suspected Speeding Crash on 3rd Avenue

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10:25 am    

Police said that speed may have played a factor in a vehicle collision on 3rd Avenue which caused the death of an Amarillo man last July 6th, Saturday.

At around 7:00 p.m., the Amarillo Police Department responded to a crash at the flooded underpass at southeast 3rd Avenue and Grant Street. According to initial reports, a 2008 Can Am Spyder was heading west on 3rd Avenue when it disregarded a road closed sign and crashed into a crossing arm used to prevent vehicles from entering the flooded underpass. The rider, who was identified by local paramedics as 53-year-old Anthony Wayne Norton of Amarillo, sustained life-threatening injuries from the force of the impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured.

Police said that Norton was wearing a helmet during the time of the incident. The crash remains under investigation.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.


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