A 3-year-old Haltom City, Texas girl is dead after the car she was riding in hit an Oncor truck that pulled out in front of it. Oncor is the electrical delivery service company, often seen working on the overhead power lines.
The car accident happened in Benbrook, Texas at Farm Road 1187 and Winscott Plover Road. The Oncor truck pulled out from its stop sign, failing to yield the right of way of oncoming traffic on the rural road and was hit from behind by the Saturn carrying the girl. She was taken to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth where she died shortly thereafter from blunt-force trauma injuries. The driver and another woman in the car were also taken to the hospital, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Oncor truck was on-the-job at the time of the accident and was not hurt. The company is helping police investigate the accident.
According to radio traffic reports, 1187 was still shut down during the 5 o'clock rush hour yesterday evening due to the accident.
I have not seen the accident report, only heard about this in the news. But if it is indeed the fault of the Oncor worker, then the laws of the State of Texas will hold the employer responsible for the accident since the worker was working at the time of the wreck.
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