Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 8:51 pm by Williams Hart
A rollover accident occurred in Smith County, Texas on Thursday, December 19, 2019, and it claimed the lives of a mother and her child.
According to initial reports, Sanjanan Hernandez was driving a 1997 Toyota 4Runner westbound on FM 16, about 3 miles west of Lindale, when all of a sudden, she lost control of the vehicle as she was driving a left curve. As a result, the vehicle went off the north edge of the roadway. She overcorrected to the left and then right, thus causing the vehicle to run off the north side of the roadway where it overturned, collided with a fence, and then rolled back onto the roadway.
Hernandez was transported to UT-HEalth in Tyler in critical condition, and she died the next day. Meanwhile, her 10-year-old son was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. 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 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 particular kind of vehicular accident that is considered to be one of the deadliest is a rollover. A 2010 statistics showed that rollovers comprised only 2.1% of nearly 9.1 million vehicular accidents, but they did account for well over 35% of all deaths. According to numerous studies, about 69% of the people who died from rollovers were not wearing any seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Vehicular accidents, especially those involving rollovers, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rollover 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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