Lubbock, TX (January 14, 2023) – A fatal traffic accident took place in the Lubbock area early Thursday morning that claimed one person’s life. On January 12, the Lubbock Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on South Loop 289.
According to law enforcement, just before 2 a.m., the police were called to the scene of a traffic accident that occurred on the eastbound side of the roadway in the 4300 block of South Loop 289.
Police responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance. Shortly after arriving, the police patrol cruiser was rear-ended by a second vehicle.
One person involved in the accident was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A second victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
The police department is actively investigating the accident.
We hope the injured victim is able to make a timely recovery from their injuries.
Our sincerest sympathies are with the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Every day, fatal traffic accidents take the lives of more than 11 people in the state of Texas. In many cases, people end up losing their lives as a result of acts of negligence. Statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that approximately 29% of all motor vehicle collisions reported annually in the nation are rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions are often serious or fatal in nature. These accidents can take place for a variety of reasons.
One of the most common is distracted driving. We see a significant number of fatal car crashes take place in our state as a result of drivers who are talking on the phone, texting, or even eating. Another common factor in fatal rear-end accidents is drivers who are speeding. Speeding gives you less time to react to other vehicles on the road, which can increase your chances of being involved in an accident. If you are involved in an accident while speeding, this action also increases the severity of an accident. Finally, drunk or impaired driving is another common factor in many car crashes that we see here in Texas. Alcohol impairs your judgment and reaction time, making it more likely that you’ll get into an accident.
If your loved one died as a result of a fatal car accident, a Lubbock wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek financial compensation to cover the losses and damages you face.
At Wyatt Law Firm, our top priority is to help Texans get justice after the unexpected loss of a loved one. It is not easy dealing with grief while trying to navigate the legal system at the same time in order to get justice. For this reason, our team is committed to offering comprehensive legal services that can help grieving families get back on their feet financially.
Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way, whether it’s filing a lawsuit or negotiating a settlement out of court. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Texas to schedule a free consultation today. Our lawyers are available by calling 210-340-5550 to get started.
Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident. For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested.
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