4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-35W in Burleson

According to the Star-Telegram, a four vehicle crash on I-35W killed a 4-year-old child in Burleson last Tuesday morning.

About the Fatal Burleson Crash

According to city spokeswoman DeAnna Phillips, a Ford SUV hit the rear of a Honda sedan with two 4-year-old passengers. The collision then caused the Honda sedan to crash into a Chevy pickup, and the Chevy pickup crashed into a Chevy SUV.

Phillips reported that Burleson Police and fire department arrived to the scene on the 800 block of northbound I-35W at 7:45 a.m.

According to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, 4-year-old Sofia Cardenas was taken to Cook Children’s hospital in Fort Worth by CareFlite. She died at the hospital.

The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital his conditions are unknown.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in 2015, reflecting little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • 1,925 of those deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015 with 17,011 people sustaining an incapacitating injury.
  • On average, a reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds in Texas in 2015.
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