Perryton — 1 Dead, 2 Injured, After Fatal Crash on SH-70
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 7:27 pm
A fatal accident happened just outside of Perryton, Texas on Monday, January 28, 2019, that killed one person and injured two others.
According to the preliminary crash investigation, at around 4 p.m., Martha Guzman, 55, was heading north on SH-70 when she crossed over to the southbound lane and collided into another vehicle that was traveling south. Guzman instantly died at the scene.
The driver and the passengers of the other vehicle are all from Florence, Alabama. Danny Motley, 50, was brought to Ochiltree General Hospital with critical injuries. Luckily, he was eventually reported to be in stable condition. The two other individuals with Motley were 29-year-old Hank Casteel, who was brought to Amarillo Northwest Texas Hospital where he later died, and 33-year-old Jason Burbank, who was also brought to Ochiltree General Hospital in critical condition.
Investigation is still ongoing for this particular accident.
It is truly appalling to hear of the news of the death and injuries of the victims of this particular vehicular accident, but it’s even more appalling to realize that car accidents like this are alarmingly common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
Head-on collision, a particular type of car accident, is probably the most dangerous type of crashes of them all, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.
If you are a victim of a head-on collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.