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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-08-at-12.08.11-PM.pngTuesday, May 5, 2020:  OLDHAM COUNTY, TexasTwo people are dead and another suffered serious injuries after a wreck on Tuesday between a car and semi-trailer on Interstate 40, about 15 miles west of Adrian in Oldham County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at about 11:55 a.m., a 2005 truck-tractor with a semi-trailer, driven by 30-year-old Ali Mohamed, of Columbus, Ohio, was traveling west on I-40 followed by  Cadillac passenger car, driven by 26-year-old DCarlos Benton, of Rochester, Illinois.

The Cadillac failed to control its speed and struck the semi-trailer. Benton and passengers, 22-year-old Hayden Stout, of Springfield, Illinois, and 21-year-old Tavin Benton, of Fullerton, California, were all ejected from the Cadillac.  After the crash, the Cadillac caught fire and burned. Oldham County Justice of the Peace Kristy Homfeld pronounced both Stout and Tavin Benton dead at the scene. 

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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/04/Screen-Shot-2020-04-07-at-2.28.58-PM.pngAustin Texas, April 7, 2020 On the evening of March 30th around 9:20 PM a collision happened that marked the 24th fatal traffic incident in Austin so far this year, resulting in 25 fatalities. Compared to last year at this point in 2019, there were 17 fatal traffic crashes. (APD)

The incident happened along the 5500 block of East Parmer Lane on the northeast side.  The driver of a Hummer H3 was moving south over the eastbound lanes of the street when she failed to yield to a 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML3 driven by Cain Perez Estrada, 34.  The Mercedes struck the passenger side of the Hummer injuring the two children passengers.  The children were transported to the Dell Children’s Medical Center with serious trauma.  One of the children, Daminik Lopez, 9 died from her injuries 5 days later. The other child also underwent surgery for their critical injuries and that child’s status is still unknown at this time.  The driver of the Hummer’s name has not been released by the police.

Estrada was also injured in the accident and was transferred to a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries.  After he was discharged, he was then arrested by Austin police on DWI which is believed to be a contributing factor in this accident.

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car-accident-1995852_1920Car accidents are an unfortunate risk that individuals take every day when they get into a vehicle. Although some accidents are minor and only result in minimal property damage, others can have life-altering consequences on an individual and their loved ones. Texas personal injury law provides that negligent motorists may be liable for the injuries that result because of their conduct. Texas car accident victims who wish to pursue a claim against a negligent driver must clearly understand the process of recovery.

After receiving medical care, the first step in a personal injury lawsuit is the initial investigation. This includes taking photographs of the scene and obtaining identifying information of potential defendants and witnesses. Although emergency responders and police may take photos of the scene, their priority is typically providing medical care and ensuring that the public is safe. Thus, often, the only photographs of a scene are those taken by the parties involved in the accident.

Next, if the incident did not require immediate medical attention, the injury victim should make sure to receive medical treatment for their injuries. The records created when an injury victim obtains medical treatment can play a crucial role in the recovery process. Following medical treatment, Texas injury victims must notify their insurance company of the accident. This step can drastically change the outcome of an accident lawsuit, and it is important that car accident victims contact an attorney.

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Bryan, Texas, February 8, 2020:  A  second explosion happened at one of Chesapeake Energy’s oil wells in the Eagle Ford Shale just two weeks after a Jan. 29 deadly explosion at a Chesapeake Energy oil well site in nearby Burleson County. Three men were killed and one man was left hospitalized in the Burleson incident. Bryan Maldonado, 25, and Windell Beddingfield died in what is the deadliest oilfield accident since January 2018.

Authorities are investigating the accident which occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday at a storage tank on the company’s Luther lease off Sandy Point and Old San Antonio Roads in a rural area of Brazos County about eight miles northwest of Bryan.

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El Paso TX, Feb 6, 2020 – At least two people have been injured and a third killed in an accident that occured the evening of Wednesday Feb 5th. The incident happened at the intersection of Piedras and Harrison in the central district of El Paso.

The crash involved a speeding sports car driven by Andreus Michael Johnson (20) who was seen running a stop sign that then broadsided an SUV hitting the vehicle driven by Herlinda Castro (67) and her passenger, Ashley Saucedo.  All three victims were transported to University Medical Center where Castro was later pronounced dead.  The condition of Johnson and Saucedo has not been updated at this time.

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(HOUSTON, January 27, 2020)  Two people were killed in a gas explosion in northwest Houston at a manufacturing warehouse on Friday the 25 at around 4:30 a.m. After the explosion the Houston Fire Department reported that 48 people had to be sheltered and 18 people were sent to local emergency rooms for injuries.

Officials have identified Gerardo Castorena Sr. and Frank Flores as the two victims who were killed in this fatal explosion.

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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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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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(Marshall, Texas –  January 5, 2020) Two people died and three were injured following a three-vehicle wreck just east of Marshall Sunday night. DPS troopers investigating the crash determined that Haley Lynn Carroll, 22, was heading east on US 80 in a Dodge Caliber when she stopped at CR 2218 intersection, waiting to make a left turn. 

A  Ford Mustang driven by Nathan Charles Guyer, 20, of Marshall, was also going east on US 80 behind Carroll’s vehicle, when he failed to stop and struck the Dodge Caliber. Police said the Dodge was then pushed into the westbound lane of US 80, where it was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Blazer driven by Jesse Wayne Wink, 69, of Marshall.

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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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