Hill Junior College Students Ejected in CR 3124 Crash

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 3-Sep-2013

A rollover accident in Hill County claimed the life of one Hill Junior College student and left two others injured early Tuesday morning while traveling on CR 3124, police reported.

The young woman who was killed in the rollover crash was identified as 19-year-old Katie Jean Blindert, a resident of Austin, Texas. South Dakota resident Lane Scott was transported to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco via helicopter. Scott was recently listed in critical condition as a result of injuries sustained in the single-vehicle accident in Hill County, Texas.

The third occupant in the 1998 Ford Explorer SUV was identified as Victoria Leigh Mitchell, 18, a resident of Leander. Mitchell was transported to Hillcrest via ground ambulance.

According to a report published by News Channel 25, the three occupants were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the rollover. Mitchell was forced to walk over a mile to find help, police reported.

Sport utility vehicles, while convenient and spacious, can have a much higher risk of rolling. And while new technology has made way for safety improvements in the roof strength, glass, seatbelts and even the tires of vehicles, older models still on the market and is driven every day carry some serious risks associated with single vehicle accidents.

Often, when single vehicle accidents are in question, careful investigations are necessary to unveil the facts associated and reveal more about what may have sparked such a tragic accident. With private investigators rights on staff, available to quickly begin gathering important evidence related to our clients’ rollover accident claims, our team of attorneys have vital information right at their fingertips.

If you’ve lost a loved one because of a flawed vehicle that failed to protect its occupants or sparked a collision in and of itself, call our defective auto attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and across the state of Texas for a free initial consultation. We care. We can help.


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