Two Teens Killed, Four Injured in Lake Fort Phantom Hill Texas Crash
Two teens were killed and four others injured, Sunday, in a single vehicle car accident near Lake Fort Phantom Hillon FM 600, officials reported.
Police said 16-year-old Elexus Flores was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident near Lake Fort Phantom Hill. Breanna Camacho, 13, was transported to the hospital as a result of injuries she endured in the Texas car accident. Camacho was later taken off life support and died Monday, authorities said.
The driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala was identified as 17-year-old Eliseo Garza, who was treated at the hospital and later released.
Reports listed 16-year-old Nick Lopez and 13-year-old Melina Comacho, as the other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the car accident. They were both transported to the hospital as well after suffering brain injuries and internal injuries caused by the impact of the crash. Gabriel Mendoza was also a passenger in the Chevy at the time of the accident. Mendoza was listed in fair condition.
According to officials speed may have been a factor in the single vehicle accident and alcohol may have also been a contributor, although test results have not yet been returned.
Although police are still looking into what may have caused the accident, they believe Garza may have lost control, leaving the roadway and smashing into a nearby tree before overturning at least once. Two of the teens were partially ejected from the car and police believe no one was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those involved in this tragic car accident.
According to the Department of Motor vehicles, the rate of accidents among teens aged 16-19 are higher than any other age group. The department notes some of the contributing factors tied to the higher numbers of car accident involving young people include:
- Low risk perception
- Risk taking
- Lack of seatbelt use
- Less driving skills and experience
- Alcohol and drug use
- Driving at night
All of these risks, paired with the lack of experience teens have on the road can be a recipe for disaster. Helping teens stay safe on the road can be as easy as trying to reduce some of the distractions they face while improving their experience behind the wheel.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, call our car accident lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our drunk driving accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free consultation today. We care about the specific details and needs involved in your unique case and we can help.
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