Weatherford — 1 Dead After 2-Vehicle Wreck on FM 51
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 10:14 pm
On Monday, January 28, 2019, a 2-vehicle accident occurred on FM 51, near Stonebridge Drive, that resulted in the death of a young girl.
According to preliminary investigation, a Toyota Corolla was traveling south on FM 51 and had stopped to allow northbound traffic to pass before making a left turn onto Stonebridge Drive. A 2017 Dodge Ram pickup that was towing a flatbed trailer was not able to control its speed, and as a result, it rear-ended the Toyota.
Angela Quintana, the 43-year-old driver of the Toyota, and a young girl passenger were brought to Fort Worth with undisclosed injuries. A second young girl passenger was dead at the scene.
Randall Burcham, the 67-year-old driver of the Dodge, was not injured.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the young girl because of this accident. Sadly, she is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents are fairly common occurrences nowadays. 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.
A rear-end collision is a particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common. In fact, it is reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways every year, and from that figure, about 1,700 people die in those collisions while another 500,000 are hurt. It is also reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that 87% of rear-end collisions happened just because the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road.
If you are a victim of a rear-end collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will 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.