A mother and a toddler were killed after an accident in Fort Worth left them trapped inside a submerged vehicle.
The Fort Worth car accident occurred just after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Two cars collided on a service road of Loop 820 near where Interstate 20 breaks away in East Fort Worth. One of the vehicles spun out of control and crashed through an iron fence landing in a large pond at Amelia Parc, a residential complex in the 5300 block of Collett Little Road.
The driver in the car called 911. The woman told the Forest Hill dispatcher that she and her 22-month-old daughter were trapped in a submerged and sinking vehicle. Bystanders tried to help but they were not able to open the doors.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they were unable to rescue the pair from the sinking vehicle. The officers called for a diving team. The Fort Worth Fire Department water rescue team was able to free both the woman and child and began CPR. By that time, the mother and child had been in the water for more than a half an hour. The mother was transported to a Fort Worth hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her daughter died at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
The other driver also called 911. She, her passenger, and two other people who tried to rescue the submerged woman were all treated for minor injuries.
The car, a dark-colored sedan, was pulled from the water at about 9:00 p.m.
We at the Rasansky Law Firm extend our condolences to the families affected by this tragic accident.