Winters, TX (October 3, 2022) – Two men have died as a result of a traffic crash that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Winters, Texas. On September 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a collision on US Highway 83.
Reports provided by DPS indicate that at approximately 1:30 p.m., a 74-year-old man was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck north on the highway when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck. The Ford then struck a second vehicle on the road.
The 74-year-old man and the operator of the second involved vehicle, a 43-year-old man, were both left with fatal injuries following the crash. The two men were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Three people in the second vehicle, including two children, were all seriously injured. The three victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency medical treatment.
The driver of the semi-truck suffered no injuries as a result of the crash.
The incident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety at this time.
We hope the three victims injured in this accident recover quickly.
We offer our warmest condolences to the families of both victims who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are four main types of driver error that lead to fatal car crashes: failing to yield, running red lights, speeding, and driving under the influence.
Failing to yield is the leading cause of fatal car crashes, accounting for nearly 7% of all crashes in our state. Most often, this occurs when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way at an intersection and collides with oncoming traffic.
Running red lights is another major cause of fatal car crashes, causing nearly 4% of all traffic-related deaths in Texas annually. This happens when a driver runs a red light or stop sign and collides with other vehicles or pedestrians who have the right of way.
Speeding is another major factor in fatal car crashes, accounting for about 34% of all fatalities in crashes. When drivers exceed the posted speed limit or drive too fast for conditions, they put themselves and others at risk for serious injury or death.
Finally, driving under the influence (DUI) is also a leading cause of fatal car crashes. DUI refers to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and it can result in impaired judgment, reaction time, and motor skills.
If your loved one has died as a result of a traffic accident, your family may have legal options available to help you move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Winters can help you seek financial compensation from the responsible party.
Our car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are here to help your family seek financial compensation after losing a loved one. Our team can help you secure the financial compensation that you need and deserve. We will fight to help you get the money necessary to cover the costs and losses you face as a result of your collision.
Schedule a consultation with our legal team today by calling 210-340-5550. Our lawyers are available to meet with you so we can get started on your case and help your family get justice.
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