Fort Hood Soldier Killed in Fiery Harker Heights Car Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Sep-2012

A 21-year-old Fort Hood soldier was killed in a car accident in Harker Heights just before midnight on Sunday, when the accident caused his Dodge Charger to erupt in flames in the crash on 190, officials said.

The soldier, stationed at Fort Hood was identified as Jong Dal Lee, who had been assigned to 1st CAV Division.

Police said he was traveling on westbound 190 near FM 2410 when he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason, and smashed into a pillar.

Authorities said the young man was able to escape the vehicle by collapsed and died on the scene of the fiery car accident in Harker Heights.

Automakers design vehicles to prevent them from catching fire when a crash occurs. But despite emerging technology, electrical malfunctions and defects can leave occupants in a vehicle that has experienced a crash, vulnerable to an electrical fire. While they may have been able to escape a vehicle with few or minor accidents, some victims of car accidents where an electrical fire occurs may not be able to escape the flames in time.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident as a result of a defect or electrical malfunction, call our auto product liability law firm in Central Texas and across the state at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury lawyers in Austin online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our vehicle electrical fire attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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