UPDATE: OCTOBER 27TH
Two Garland drivers were seriously injured when projectile debris hit a 32 year old man from Texarkana and another man from Dallas. The first man was hit by the axle of another vehicle, the second by a canister of refrigerant.
____________________________________________________________________________Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
Police Still Investigating Who is Responsible
Denton police are still investigating a heartbreaking case in which road debris killed an Arlington woman earlier this month. Tina Reese was driving to her daughter Cami's volleyball game at the University of North Texas when a piece of metal shot through her windshield, hit her in the head, and exited through the back window. The passenger was fortunately able to steer the car off the road.
To add to this tragedy, three years ago Ms. Reese's car was struck by a drunk driver while she was driving her young son home from school. 10 year-old Tavian died in the horrific accident. The heartbroken mother, beloved by Cami's volleyball team at UNT and at the wonderful Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas where she served as the director of radiology, spoke publicly about the devastating consequences of drunk driving.
I'll do that next Saturday at the Walk Like MADD that I'm sponsoring in Fort Worth to raise awareness of these catastrophes.
Cami Reese and her family now mourn another unnecessary death caused by someone else's careless actions. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Road Debris is Not a Freak Accident
The news media has portrayed the crash as a "freak accident." Sadly, road debris accidents are alarmingly common. I have handled cases where drivers were seriously injured when their vehicles crashed due to objects lying in the road or hurled through the air.
According to the AAA Foundation, road debris causes 25,000 traffic crashes every year, resulting in an average of 85 deaths annually.
Continue reading "Arlington Mother Killed by Flying Road Debris" »