Anton — 2 Sisters Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on U.S. Route 84
Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 8:31 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, two teenage sisters were killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred near Anton, Texas.
According to initial reports, Jasmine Nicole Burman, 28, was driving an SUV in the wrong lane of the U.S. Route 84 and struck head-on the car that Ella Payne, 18, was driving. Another car, driven by 72-year-old John Howard Aasen, also rear-ended Payne’s car.
Ella Payne and her 16-year-old sister Aranza were pronounced dead at the scene. Another sister, Sarah, was brought to a hospital with multiple injuries. Five other people were injured in this accident.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the deaths of the two sisters. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
A specific kind of car accident that is incredibly deadly is a head-on collision. The reason why a head-on collision is said to be incredibly deadly is because of the increased force that is sustained by both vehicles. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they account for over 10% of driving fatalities. Some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision are spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death.
Another particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Car accidents, especially head-on and rear-end collisions, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/head-on collisions/rear-end collisions, so 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 please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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