Ronda Whitwell, 74, and Glen Richard Whitwell, 79, of Joshua, Texas were killed in a car accident on Interstate 20 in Balch Springs. The accident happened at 7:40pm on the southbound exit ramp from the LBJ Freeway to eastbound I-20. The Whitwell’s were driving a Honda CRV. The other driver was in a Toyota Corolla and was uninjured.
The Whitwell’s veered off of I-20 into the grass median. When they pulled back onto the road, they were struck by the Corolla, which was on the LBJ exit ramp to I-20. The Whitwell’s then hit the guardrail according to the accident report.
Rhonda Whitwell was transported by helicopter to a local hospital where she later died. Glen Whitwell was pronounced dead at the scene.
With a complicated highway system such as Dallas’, accidents like these occur frequently. It’s easy to get mixed up, miss an exit or need to pull over to assess where you’re supposed to be going. The highway system is dangerous and if you’re not familiar with the area, it can be difficult to navigate, particularly in the evenings. Additionally, I-20 is one of the most dangerous highways in Dallas and frequently mentioned in car accidents in Dallas.
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP has Dallas car wreck lawyers ready to work for you. We know how complicated accidents on DFW’s highways can be. We live here and we work here. We know what our highway system is like and we know how dangerous they can be.
We’re prepared to work your case and determine the responsible party. There are many contributing factors in all Dallas car accidents and it’s unfortunate when they end in tragedy such as this one. If you’ve been involved in an accident, contact our attorneys today to discuss your legal options.