Carthage, TX (January 7, 2022) – One man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in the Carthage area on Wednesday morning, January 5. At around 8:45 a.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on US Highway 79.
Reports from authorities show that 31-year-old Aaron Allen was driving west on US Highway 79 when his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette collided head-on with a 2012 Ford F-250.
Allen was pronounced deceased at the scene due to his injuries.
The driver of the Ford, 74-year-old Dale Eldredge, and his passenger, 61-year-old Amanda Duckworth, were both transported to a hospital in Henderson for the treatment of critical injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Dale Eldgredge and Amanda Duckworth at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Aaron Allen. 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. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol contribute to more than 25% of fatal crashes each year. Drivers who are distracted account for 18% of crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly 20% of all fatal crashes each year.
These and other acts of negligence continue to have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to deal with the negative consequences of losing a loved one. Dealing with mental and emotional pain and suffering is only made worse by the financial consequences they face. Many families have to cover funeral expenses, medical costs, and deal with the loss of a source of income they have grown to depend on.
If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle accident, you should act quickly to protect your legal rights. By reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Carthage as soon as possible, you can explore the legal options available to help your family move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Carthage car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping bereaved families who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable.
When it comes to helping families get justice after a loved one, we provide the most responsive and trusted representation for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to do so. Our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will gather evidence to ensure you have the strongest case imaginable.
Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options you have moving forward. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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