Six-year-old From Killeen Killed in highway 84 Rollover Accident

A six-year-old girl was killed, Sunday morning, in a car accident on Highway 84, near Evant, Coryell County officials said.

Police identified the young girl who was killed in the Highway 84 accident as Brionna Binsfield. The driver of the 2000 Volkswagon Passat was identified as 24-year-old Gerald Binsfield, a resident of Killeen, Texas.

Officials believe Gerald Binsfield was traveling west on the highway when he lost control of the vehicle, smashing into a private driveway and overturning. The vehicle erupted in flames after rolling over, authorities noted.

Mr. Binsfield was transported to San Antonio’s Brook Army Medical Center for the treatment of burns he endured in the single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 84. No update regarding his current condition has been released.

Our thoughts and prayers go out the the family and friends of those involved in this tragic accident. Those who would like to help Brionna’s family out can visit this fundraising website for Brionna Binsfield for more information about how they can lend a hand.

Rollover accidents reveal a tricky situation, where drivers and passengers can become vulnerable to injuries that arise when their vehicles fail to protect them from the impact of a rollover accident and ejection from the vehicle as it overturns.

Automakers have the ability and technology at their fingertips that allows the protection of occupants from vehicle ejection and crushing blows that occur when a vehicle overturns onto its own roof. Despite the seriousness of a rollover accident, passengers and drivers escape serious injuries and death everyday with the provision of adequate protection that comes with new technologies meant to provide greater safety with new equipment and roof reinforcement.

But while there is technology available to auto makers that could potentially safeguard vehicle occupants from death and serious injury, defective safety equipment, including electrical malfunctions that spark fires, bad glass that allows ejection or partial ejection and defective air bags are just some of the types of auto products that can fail, leaving occupants vulnerable to injuries.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident because of equipment failure, call our product liability attorneys in Killeen, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our car accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.

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