Seymour — Wichita Falls Man Dead After Rollover in Baylor County
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 12:12 am
At around 9 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, a rollover accident happened in Baylor County, effectively killing the driver.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Freddie Lee Tinney Jr., a 47-year-old man from Wichita Falls, was driving his 2000 Jeep Wrangler on Highway 183, heading north, when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and overcorrected, causing the car to skid into the barrow ditch.
Tinney was ejected from the vehicle after the several rolls along the east side of the ditch. He was brought to a Seymour hospital, but unfortunately, he later died from his injuries.
According to the preliminary investigation, Tinney was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
It is sad to hear of Tinney’s death, but unfortunately, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are alarmingly common nowadays. In fact, 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. That is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
A car rollover, a particular kind of vehicular accident, is considered to be one of the deadliest. In a 2010 statistics, rollovers only comprised 2.1% of the nearly 9.1 million vehicular crashes, which may not seem much, but they accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths. Studies have shown that the majority of the people who died from rollovers (69%) were not wearing any safety belts.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then don’t lose hope. Car accident lawyers and personal injury lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.