Sabinal, TX (January 28, 2022) – Two men have lost their lives as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Sabinal area on Tuesday evening. At around 7:14 p.m., on January 25, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Farm to Market Road 187.
Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that 45-year-old John Allen Walts was driving a white 2015 Ford F-350 pickup truck north on Farm to Market Road 187. For unknown reasons, his vehicle collided with a 2017 Ford Transit van, which was driven by 57-year-old John Patrick Hawkins.
Walts and Watkins were both fatally injured in the accident. Both men were pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of John Allen Walts and John Patrick Hawkins. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents in Texas claim the lives of nearly 4,000 people every year. In many cases, victims suffer fatal injuries in accidents due to the negligent actions of other drivers sharing the road. 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. When victims lose their lives in crashes, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming consequences. 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.
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 Sabinal can help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Sabinal car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We provide thorough and effective representation for our clients that not only protects their legal rights but ensures their best interests are reflected throughout the entire legal process. Our team will meet with you to discuss your case and some of your goals moving forward. We will help you recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm understands that no one is truly prepared to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. This drives our commitment toward helping you get justice. Our ultimate goal is to help you move forward after experiencing a loss in the best way possible. You should not be forced to cover tens of thousands of dollars in unexpected costs due to the negligence of another driver. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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