Smyer, TX (February 3, 2023) – Authorities in Hockley County were called to provide assistance at the site of a traffic crash that was reported on Wednesday, February 1.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a DPS trooper was performing a traffic stop on Texas State Highway 114. For unknown reasons, a vehicle traveling east on the roadway crossed over the center median and struck the vehicle that was being pulled over by the DPS officer, as well as the patrol unit.
The driver of the vehicle that was pulled onto the side of the road was fatally injured.
The trooper suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the traffic accident are being investigated.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly following this accident.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this traffic crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Texas
Every day, more than 10 people die as a result of fatal crashes that take place in the state of Texas. Many of these accidents involve some form of negligence. Some of the leading factors in car crashes across our state are:
- Speeding: When motorists fail to maintain a safe speed while operating their vehicles, they increase the risk of losing control. Unfortunately, speeding can also increase the severity of any injuries suffered during crashes.
- Distractions: We have seen a significant increase in the number of accidents that take place in Texas due to distractions. When drivers are texting on their phones, eating food, or even talking to passengers, they place the lives of everyone else on the road at risk. A moment of inattention can cause a serious and life-changing accident.
- Impairment: There are thousands of accidents reported in Texas every year that are caused by drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs. Being under the influence of any type of intoxicant can significantly impact a driver’s judgment and reaction time. This can lead to a serious collision that results in injuries or death for those involved.
- Recklessly switching lanes: When drivers switch lanes in a reckless manner, they are more likely to lose control of their vehicles and crash into others. This is particularly true if they are traveling on icy road conditions, which can make it nearly impossible for motorists to control their vehicles.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal car crash, you must reach out to a Smyer wrongful death lawyer right away. Your family may be able to pursue legal action against the person who is responsible, so you can get the financial resources you need for funeral costs, vehicle repairs, and more.
At Wyatt Law Firm, our dedicated legal team understands the difficulties that families face as they attempt to move forward after losing loved ones in fatal vehicle collisions. For this reason, our team is fully committed to working hard to ensure your family is able to get justice. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our Texas personal injury law firm today at 210-340-5550 to get started on your case.
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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