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Plano, TX – Marcus Gerald Loses Life in Two-Vehicle Accident on Jupiter Rd near Plano Parkway

by | Feb 2, 2022 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Plano, TX (February 2, 2022) – An auto accident reported in the Plano area has taken one person’s life. At around 10 a.m., on January 30, the Plano Police Department received the request for assistance at the scene of an accident on Jupiter Road.

Reports from the police show that 34-year-old Angel David Velasco was driving a red 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van north on Jupiter Road when it collided with a white Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of Plano Parkway.

The driver of the Hyundai, 39-year-old Marcus Jarod Gerald, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Velasco was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter for his actions.

At this time, the Plano Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marcos Gerald. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Texas

Plano, TX – Marcus Gerald Loses Life in Two-Vehicle Accident on Jupiter Rd near Plano ParkwayMotor 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
  • Speeding
  • Driving recklessly

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. 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 Plano can help you get justice.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Plano 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. 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.

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 an accident due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling 210-340-5550 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.