MARBLE FALLS, TX — A serious accident left one teen dead, and another in the hospital just outside Marble Falls, Texas on Sunday, April 20th, 2014, according to a news report from The River Cities Daily Tribune.
Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety believe Steven Terry was hurt when the 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo was hurt when the vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into a number of trees while driving on CR 120 around 7:30 Sunday evening.
Scene of the Accident
Steven Terry was taken by EMS to a nearby hospital where he was last listed in stable condition by a hospital spokesperson. The passenger in the vehicle was identified in the report as Dylan Fread, who was pronounced dead on the scene.
The investigation into the accident is being led by state and local agencies.
Almost every person I talk to about single-vehicle accidents blame the driver nine out of ten times, when really, they aren’t working with nearly enough information to make that call. Taking a look at an accident subjectively, was the car in perfect working order? I don’t think I’ve handled an accident where a vehicle was right off the manufacturer line, which means there is a chance some crucial part of this vehicle may have broken down, or malfunctioned in some way. Tires burst, power steering drops out, and accelerators can stick. We hear about these events all the time, but people seem to forget these facts when looking at a single-vehicle accident. While there is always a chance this was caused by driver error, finding the truth about what happened should be more important than assigning blame.
–Grossman Law Offices