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Wise County-Victim of FM 730 Collision Last Month Dies

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 4:27 am    

The victim who sustained serious injuries has succumbed to her injuries weeks after the collision on Farm to Market 730 Road, police reports.

Authorities have identified the fatality as Winogene “Winnie” Mayfield. She was an 81-year-old resident of Boyd. According to authorities, she was listed in critical condition at John Peter Smith Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The fatal accident took place last January 18 on FM 730 between Boyd and Decatur. Local investigators said that Mayfield was driving a Chevrolet passenger car along the northbound lanes of the highway when a 2009 Lexus passenger car struck her vehicle. The Lexus initially veered off the roadway before hitting Mayfield’s vehicle.

Following the collision, Mayfield was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Lexus, identified as Lacretia Lumas, 40, of Bridgeport, did not sustain injuries.

No additional details were released as of the moment.

We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Wise County Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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