Ethridge rear-ended Parra’s vehicle, causing him to lose control of the car. The Cruze crossed both eastbound lanes and off the roadway and came to a stop after hitting a tree. Ethridge’s car proceeded into opposing lanes of traffic, causing a head-on collision with a 1995 Ford Aerostar driven west by 76-year old Pascual Garcia with his passenger, 72-year-old Carolina Garcia-Amaya.
Ethridge, Garcia, and Garcia-Amaya died from their injuries, Police said. The occupants of the Chevrolet Cruze sustained minor injuries. Police cited speeding by Ethridge as a contributing factor in the collisions. The investigation is ongoing.
- Here are some tips for encountering speeders on the road:
- If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them by.
- Give speeding drivers plenty of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- Adjust your driving accordingly. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeding driver is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way.
- Call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
If you, a family member or loved one has been injured or has suffered a wrongful death due to driving accidents, contact an attorney who specializes in these cases to review your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, medical treatments, and lost wages due to the incident.
Lawyers at Carabin Shaw help clients get the care and attention they deserve after a serious incident. Our experienced attorneys represent people and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and tragic wrongful deaths throughout the state of Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured contact us today at (800) 862-1260.