A Dallas car accident that occurred in the pre-school day hours has left one 16-year-old student dead and three others injured and in the hospital. The teens were riding in an SUV and apparently headed for Kimball High School, part of the Dallas Independent School District, at the time of the accident. The SUV was being driven by another 16-year-old, who was uninjured.
The Dallas car accident occurred on Westmoreland near Illinois Avenue at 8:45. The SUV carrying the students rolled over when it was clipped by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old. That car was crossing Westmoreland. When it struck the SUV, the driver lost control of the vehicle, spinning, rolling over and finally stopping when it struck a pole.
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Another 16-year-old who had been in the front seat was diagnosed with a broken ankle, a 15-year-old who had been in the back seat with Torres suffered head injuries, and a girl seated in the SUV’s middle row broke her leg.
The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and cooperating with police in helping to determine what happened and whether negligence played a role in the accident. Also in question is whether the rollover of the SUV was a result of instability and a high center of gravity that has played a role in other SUV rollover accidents.