Carthage, TX (March 5, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Thursday morning in Panola County claimed one person’s life. At around 11 a.m., on March 3, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Highway 149.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Texas Department of Public safety indicate that 34-year-old David Crooks was driving a 1985 Chevrolet Silverado on the highway when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck.
Crooks sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased on-site.
The driver of the semi-truck was transported to a hospital in Carthage for medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the driver who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Crooks. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Each year, nearly 3,900 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas. Around 14% of these crashes involve semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles.
Accidents involving semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to result in severe and fatal injuries for victims due to their massive size and weight. These vehicles are likely to cause severe damage to other vehicles sharing the road, which is why drivers are expected to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of others while traveling. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are in a hurry to maintain their schedule on deliveries and, as a result, they are likely to engage in reckless behaviors that can have disastrous consequences.
Nearly 80% of motor vehicle accidents in our state can be contributed to some form of negligence. Some of the most common factors associated with truck accidents include:
- Driving while impaired
- Engaging in reckless driving behaviors
- Driving while distracted
- Drowsy driving
When victims lose their lives in crashes, due to these and other negligent, reckless, and malicious actions, their families may have legal options available to help them get justice.
Reaching out to a knowledgeable Carthage wrongful death lawyer can ensure your family is able to get justice after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Carthage truck accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our lawyers completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one. For this reason, we strongly emphasize the pursuit of justice.
If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle accident, do not wait to take legal action. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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