May 17, 2011
An auto accident left one young man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a home in Georgetown, Texas. The Statesman reports that the accident occurred when the driver of the two-door convertible lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the home around 7:00 AM on March 30, 2011.
The article quotes a police officer as saying “The vehicle left the roadway, struck a privacy fence and a rock column, and then hit the rear corner of the house in the 900 block of Boquilla Trail.”
The passenger was killed, and the driver is in critical condition. The occupants of the house were not injured in the accident, although they sustained property damage to their fence and home. The officer stated that speed was a factor in the accident.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that speed plays a factor in one third of all fatal accidents. Many times, the driver of a vehicle involved with a high-speed fatal accident can be found at fault for injuries or wrongful deaths of others involved.