Child and pregnant woman dead, two others injured after tire blowout
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:47:06 GMT —
An accident involving a family has claimed the lives of a woman who was seven months pregnant and a 4-year-old girl.
A man and a 7-year-old boy were injured after the SUV they were in rolled over multiple times.
Authorities received a call on a major accident just south of Roberta road after witnesses reported a crash that happened on the expressway.
A Ford SUV sustained a tire blowout resulting in the driver losing control where she then hit the center divider.
According to the Brownsville Police Department, the female died on the scene shortly after impact.
Preliminary results show that she was pregnant and undergo an autopsy.
The 4-year-old girl who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected and died while being transported to hospital.
An adult male passenger who was in the front seat suffered fractures and a possible head injury.
He was transported to the hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.
A 7-year-old boy in the back seat suffered minor injuries.
Police are calling it a tragic accident and want to stress the importance of seatbelts.
Authorities are still out at the scene and the expressway is currently closed and could be reopened by 5:00 p.m.