Child Dies Following Fort Worth Crash That Also Killed Elderly Woman


08/11/2015 // 1-800 Car Wreck Fort Worth // (press release)

Fort Worth, TX – A child who was seriously injured in a recent Fort Worth car crash that killed an elderly woman has succumbed to her injuries. Media reports say that the young girl passed away hours after the accident after being taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Source: Star-Telegram Report “Child is second person to die after west Fort Worth crash”

“A 6-year-old girl died at a local hospital Monday night after she was injured in a wreck on West Loop 820 that killed an elderly woman riding next to her. London Pena of Fort Worth died at 9:40 p.m. Monday at Cook Children’s Medical Center, a few hours after the crash, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

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The child was riding in the back seat of the vehicle along with her great grandmother when the car hit a pipe in the middle of the road. The incident led to the vehicle becoming disabled in the middle of the highway. An SUV subsequently rear-ended the car.

Source: Fox 4 News Report “Girl, elderly woman killed in Fort Worth crash”

“The little girl’s mother told FOX 4 the family was heading home and hit a pipe in the road. It caused them to stop in the middle of the highway. London and her great grandmother took the brunt of the impact because they were sitting in the back seat. Two other adults in their car suffered minor injuries, but the driver of the SUV was not hurt.”

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According to Fort Worth personal injury lawyer Amy Witherite, co-founder of the law firm of Eberstein Witherite LLP, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children in the United States who are between ages 2 and 14. Says the attorney, who does not represent any of the injured accident victims in the recent crash, “statistically children are among the most vulnerable to fatal injuries in car crashes nationwide. The number of families impacted by collisions where their young loved ones are killed is astounding.”

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis almost an estimated 250,000 children become injured in traffic crashes each year. Motor vehicle accidents are also the leading cause of disabilities acquired by children in the United States. Among the most common serious injuries reported for children who survive these accidents are:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Airbag injuries
  • Seatbelt injuries

Witherite, who has handled car accident cases involving child passenger victims, says that in cases where a child has been injured in a car accident or died as a result, families can face financial challenges that compound their grief, making an already devastating experience even more difficult to bear. Therefore, it is often in their best interest to contact an attorney for help with recovering damages they may be eligible to receive in these cases. The attorneys says “nothing can ever compensate someone for the loss of their child; however, when a person is faced with this type of tragedy especially as a result of the negligence of someone else it can be a comfort to have support from a legal professional who can help them recover financial damages to take care of funeral costs and other unbearable expenses.”

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Lucy Tiseo

Eberstein Witherite LLP

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