Wichita Falls — Man Dead After Rollover Accident on FM 1954
Posted on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:52 pm
Around 3 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, a rollover accident occurred in Archer County that killed one man and critically injured another.
According to Sgt. Dan Buesing, a Department of Public Safety information officer, a Ford F-250 was cruising on FM 1954, east of Highway 79, when the vehicle rolled over, ejecting both male occupants from it.
The passenger, 23-year-old Iowa Park resident Dylan Blake Rippy, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Buesing. Meanwhile, the driver, 23-year-old Wichita Falls resident Michael Brady Reams, was seriously injured and was brought to United Regional Health Care System.
The accident is still under investigation, and so far, there are no charges filed yet.
It is unfortunate to hear about what happened to Rippy and Beams, and it is even more unfortunate when you realize that car accidents like this are fairly common nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic 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 rollover is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is one of the deadliest there is. 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.
It is possible that Rippy was not wearing his seatbelt when the accident occurred.
If anyone finds themselves in a car accident, or if anyone has a loved one who is involved in an accident, never lose hope because help will always be available for them. The police will be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.