Midland, TX (January 9, 2023) – A traffic crash was reported in the Midland area on Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman. On January 7, the Midland Police Department responded to a traffic crash on Highway 349.
According to law enforcement, at around 1:36 p.m., a Chevy Crossover was traveling north on the inside lanes of Highway 349. At the same time, the Honda Civic was traveling in the same direction on the outside lane of the roadway.
As the vehicles proceeded through the intersection of Maverick Lane, a westbound Ford F250 pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign while attempting to make a turn onto the northbound side of the road. As a result, the Ford collided with both the Chevy and the Honda.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 76-year-old woman from Lamesa, Texas, suffered significant injuries. She was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital, where she later passed away from her injuries.
The driver of the Ford was cited for their failure to yield the right-of-way. No other injuries were reported.
The Midland Police Department is currently investigating the crash.
Our sympathies are with the family of the woman who died in his fatal car crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Fatal auto accidents in Texas take the lives of thousands of people each year. In 2021 alone, more than 4400 people lost their lives due to fatal car crashes. This number equals an increase of 15.22% from 2020.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high rate of accidents that we see in our state. In many cases, crashes are caused by drivers who fail to yield the right of way to others.
There are a number of reasons why drivers may fail to yield at an intersection. In some cases, they may not be aware of the requirement to yield. They may also be distracted or simply not paying attention. In some cases, driver error is simply to blame.
Whatever the reason, failing to yield at an intersection can have devastating consequences. Drivers who fail to yield often collide with oncoming traffic, which can result in serious injuries or even death.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal car crash, your family should seek the assistance of the Midland wrongful death lawyer right away. Your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to recover compensation for funeral costs and various other damages.
We at Wyatt Law Firm are passionate about providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and support when faced with a wrongful death. Our Midland wrongful death attorneys have the skill and knowledge to fight for your best interests while compassionately understanding each unique situation you may be dealing with. If you are seeking skilled legal counsel, contact us today at 210-340-5550 for a free consultation and let one of our experienced lawyers take on your case.
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