People don’t usually predict that some of their loved ones may not make it to the new year with only a few days left to go, but a fatal car accident is the reason that two senior citizens won’t be able to experience 2023 with the rest of us.
81-year-old Francis White Morrison was driving on December 26 down Highway 8 near Seed Cleaner Road. The westbound vehicle veered off of the road and crashed into a ditch.
Unfortunately, the car rolled over a few times before eventually stopping upside down, resting on its roof.
Morrison, along with 66 year-old passenger James Richard White, suffered serious injuries during the accident, and were pronounced dead at the scene. Both individuals were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.
The investigation remains ongoing, and it is not currently known how or why the driver lost control of the car the day after Christmas. The presence of alcohol or drugs cannot be confirmed at this juncture.
The car did not strike any other vehicles or pedestrians during its harrowing trajectory off of the road.
It’s speculative to presume that seatbelts would or would not have helped both individuals in this accident, but law enforcement would like to remind society that restraints are statistically proven to reduce the chance of serious injury in a car accident.
Rafi Law Firm is saddened to hear about this news during the holiday season, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to friends and family of the deceased. If you or someone you know is injured in a car accident, please call us.