El Paso — Teen Dead After Accident on Interstate 10
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 1:45 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 1:50 pm
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, a 19-year-old man was killed after a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 10 in West El Paso.
The El Paso Police Department reported that Damian Renee Franco of Canutillo was driving a gray 2009 Dodge 1500 at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Interstate 10 East, near Sunland Park Drive, when he suddenly swerved to the left and hit a center cable divider. He then continued across the center dirt median and hit the inside of a westbound guardrail. The vehicle rolled over, and Franco was thrown out from the vehicle and landed on the westbound lanes on the roadway.
He was brought to University Medical Center, but unfortunately he died from his injuries. The police believed that Franco was inattentive at the time of the accident, thus leading to the crash.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Damian Renee Franco, but it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a 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 about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
The three primary causes of a car accident are DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), speeding, and driving while distracted. From the reports of the police, it seems like the latter fits the case of Franco.
Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, 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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