Burleson, TX (March 8, 2022) – Two people have lost their lives as a result of a traffic wreck in Burleson County on Friday, March 4. At around 6:20 p.m., authorities were requested on-site at a traffic-related incident on Texas State Highway 36.
Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that a 2016 Ford sedan was traveling north on Texas State Highway 36 when it collided head-on with a 2013 Hyundai sedan.
The driver of the Hyundai, 29-year-old Roykeisha Burnette, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Ford, 29-year-old Michael Piper, was also pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of his injuries.
A passenger in the Hyundai was ejected from the vehicle. The victim suffered critical injuries and was rush3ed to St Joseph Health Regional Hospital for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Roykeisha Burnette and Michael Piper. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents reported in Texas claim the lives of more than 3,800 people each year. These accidents can often be contributed to some form of negligence. In fact, nearly 80% of accidents in our state are due to driver error. Some of the leading causes of fatal crashes include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
- Driver inattention
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running red lights
Victims who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents often leave behind friends and family members who are devastated to learn that their loved one has lost their life as a result of another driver’s negligence.
When victims are killed in motor vehicle collisions, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Burleson can help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Burleson car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm understand the challenges that bereaved families face after enduring the loss of a loved one. Dealing with their unexpected passing can be a challenge in itself. Learning that your loved one has lost their life due to the actions of another driver can make it seem impossible to move forward. For this reason, our law firm is committed to taking all of the legal work off of your hands so you can grieve and spend time with your family while we fight to get you justice.
Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. We will remain by your side and advocate to protect your best interests and legal rights every step of the way. Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550. We are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you get justice.
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