Lakeport, TX (January 19, 2022) – A young child has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Gregg County on Thursday evening, January 13. At around 4:20 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Texas State Highway 149.
Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that a 2013 Volkswagen Passat struck a 2015 Nissan Verse on Texas State Highway 149 just three miles southeast of Lakeport.
Several people involved in the crash were injured. EMS transported 26-year-old Alan Cerna to CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview for the treatment of serious injuries. A 4-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy were both airlifted to Ochsner LSU Hospital in Shreveport with critical injuries. 21-year-old Hayden Matthew Malone was transported to CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview for the treatment of injuries.
A 5-month old boy was transported to CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview for care. The child was then airlifted to Dallas Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
Authorities confirmed that the 2-year-old boy and 5-month-old boy succumbed to their injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Alan Cerna, Hayden Matthew Malone, and the children injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. 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. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Lakeport as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Lakeport 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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