Goliad, TX (January 22, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Goliad County on Thursday morning, January 20. At around 7 a.m., authorities were notified that a crash required assistance just 5.5 miles from Goliad.
According to reports from local authorities, 58-year-old Douglas Raymond Corrigan was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck while delivering newspapers for the Victoria Advocate. While traveling on US Highway 183, his vehicle became involved in a crash with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck just north of Farm to Market Road 622.
The impact of the crash caused the Ford to side skid and overturn. The Silverado exited the side of the roadway and came to rest in a ditch.
The Silverado driver, 56-year-old Barbara Lynne Hunt, was transported to Cuero Regional Hospital for the treatment of injuries.
Corrigan sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Barbara Hunt at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Douglas Corrigan. 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 leading causes of collisions we see each year include:
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Using cell phones to talk or text while driving
- Eating while operating vehicles
- Driving recklessly
If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Car accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Goliad as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Goliad 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. We strive to provide responsive and effective representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
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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