Last Friday night, a one-car crash took the life of a well-known Wichita Falls community member. Marvin “Fat” McBride was headed westbound on FM 3393 when his truck left the roadway and crashed. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the 2003 Toyota Tundra veered right and struck several culverts. The truck went airborne and landed on its roof. The truck skidded across the roadway before coming to a stop. McBride was pronounced dead on the scene, and there’s still no word on what caused the truck to leave the roadway.
McBride, whose family was responsible for opening several popular restaurants in town, was 85 years old. Initial reports indicate that he may not have been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. The cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.
Fatal Crashes in Texas
- In 2013, 3,377 people died in car crashes across the state.
- In 2013, one person was killed every two hours and 36 minutes on Texas roadways.
- In 2013, fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas accounted for 55.76 percent of all traffic fatalities across the state.
- Single-vehicle, run-off the road crashes accounted for 1,333 deaths in 2013, which accounted for 39.47 percent of all traffic deaths.
Seatbelt Safety in North Texas
Buckling your seatbelt is the number one most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash, but one in five Americans still fail to buckle up regularly. Seatbelt usage needs to be top priority for drivers and passengers in North Texas and across the State. In addition to proper restraints and car seat usage for children, adults should set a good example by always buckling up. Whether you’re traveling cross-country or across town, it doesn’t matter how far you’re going. Buckle up for every trip. Your life depends on it.
After a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as swiftly as possible. A skilled lawyer can be your advocate during a difficult time, and you can focus on recovering and getting back to your normal life. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Wichita Falls community member and businessman Marvin “Fat” McBride.