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(Corpus Christi, January 27, 2020) Two men were killed in an accident with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 181 outside Normanna last week. The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victims as Mark Wesley Swisher, 61, of Fort Worth, and William Charles Mego, 74, of Arlington, who were both were killed when their Dodge pickup truck was struck head-on by an 18-wheeler.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the accident scene about 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday the 22nd about a mile south of Normanna in Bee County.

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El PASO, TEXAS, January 17, 2020: Three people died in a three-vehicle crash Friday in Northeast El Paso during evening rush hour in the 4000 block of Hercules Avenue. El Paso Police said Billy Ray Ethridge Jr., 45,  was in a 2016 Dodge Challenger traveling east at a high speed on Hercules.
Ahead of him traveling east on the same road was a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by 23-year old Danny Parra with passengers Sergio Zarate, 23, and John Milam Jr., 25, of El Paso.
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(AMARILLO, Texas –  January 18, 2020)  Authorities said at least one person is dead after a wreck near I-27 and SE 34th Overpass in Amarillo at about 8:20 a.m. on Thursday January 16th.  A member of the Randall County Sheriff’s Office said 18-year-old Evelyn Jasmine Rios died on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Details given were that a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Evelyn Jasmine Rios, of Amarillo, was headed westbound when she lost control of the Jeep, slid into oncoming traffic and hit a 2011 Mazda Tribute, driven by a 17-year-old male from Amarillo.  The 17-year-old was taken to the hospital with what was initially thought to be life-threatening injuries.

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(Tyler, TX Jan 15, 2020) Tyler police have arrested a 19-year-old for causing a crash, sending three people to the hospital Monday night. Shortly after midnight, police were called to the 10700 block o f highway 271, where 19-year-old Jasmine Gonzalez in a Mercedes-Benz was driving Southbound in the Northbound lanes of 271 when she collided head-on with a Nissan Sentra, occupied by a 35-year-old mother and her two children, aged 13 and 8. The mother and 8-year-old are currently in critical condition, the 13 year old is in stable condition. Gonzalez was charged with two counts of intoxicated assault with a vehicle and remains in the Smith County jail awaiting bond.

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ACCIDENT INJURY REPORT-LEVELLAND, Texas, Jan.7, 2020One person has died and another was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Levelland on Tuesday. Police responded to the crash at 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of Texas Highway 114 and Lobo Drive. 

Two of the victims, one of them an elderly man, were taken to Covenant Levelland. The elderly victim had to be transported by AeroCare to a Lubbock hospital and was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning.

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SHELBY COUNTY, Texas — January 8, 2020  – A woman and a 2-year-old male child were flown by medical helicopter to the Shreveport Hospital following an accident on Wednesday the 8th. The early morning crash happened at State Highway 7, four miles east of Center shortly after 6:30 a.m.

Police believe the Ford SUV traveling west failed to control speed and hit a Dodge pickup from behind that was stopped for a school bus loading passengers. The driver of the Ford, 26-year-old Tiffany Mayfield, of Joaquin, and the 2-year-old, were taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge, 50-year-old James Beasley, of Marshall, was not injured in the crash.

DPS is investigating the cause of the accident.

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January 5, 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas One man was killed and two people were seriously injured after a Ford Fusion collided with a Ford Explorer in Lubbock, Texas on Jan. 1. The front passenger in the Ford Fusion, Jose Fraire, 28, suffered serious injuries and was transported to UMC where he was declared dead.  The LPD Major Crash Unit responded to the scene and is still investigating the cause of the crash.

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PASADENA, Texas (Jan 3, 2020)–  A Motorcycle Crash in Pasadena kills one man and lands another in custody. Police said the crash happened around 3:40 a.m. on Genoa Red Bluff Road between Space Center Boulevard and Red Bluff Road. A speeding motorcyclist heading westbound on Genoa Red Bluff T-boned the passenger side of a small, four-door sedan. The impact caused the sedan and motorcycle to spin and catch on fire. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car — 30-year-old Stephen Dario Rodriguez — was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Investigators determined Rodriguez had been driving under the influence and was charged with his third DWI. The victim of the crash has been identified as 24-year-old James Hubbs. The incident is still under investigation.

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amarillo-streetview-12_30_19Amarillo, Texas (Jan 2, 2020) – One person was killed in a major crash involving three vehicles on the afternoon of December 24th.  At approximately 1:00PM Tuesday, a Hereford resident was driving an 18-wheeler westbound on East Amarillo Boulevard.  As the truck driver attempted to turn south onto Ridgemere Boulevard, he pulled in front of a Lincoln driven by Amarillo resident Freddy Buckingham, aged 53. Buckingham clipped the rear of the trailer, causing him to spin out into the westbound lane, where he collided with another vehicle.  Mr. Buckingham was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.  Investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe that speeding and lack of seatbelt usage were factors in the fatality.

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Seatbelts Save Lives Your seatbelt is the most effective safety device in your vehicle.  Designed to keep the driver/passenger in place in the event of a crash to prevent them from being forcefully thrown into the dashboard or windshield – or worse yet, through the windshield and into the road.  Air bags can only do so much, and oftentimes only become more dangerous with the lack of proper seat belt usage. 

“In 2018 more than 2,623 people who failed to wear their seat belts were killed or seriously injured,” says TxDOT Traffic Safety Director Terry Pence.  “Simply remembering to to put on your seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by 45-60 percent.” 

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December 2019 – The Carabin Shaw Law Firm is proud to be named Best Car Accident Lawyers in San Antonio for 2019.  The award, presented by Expertise.com, recognizes Carabin Shaw for the firm’s outstanding experience and professionalism in providing Personal Injury legal services to their clients across the U.S. The EXPERTISE AWARD was presented this month.