Stanton, TX (May 21, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Monday evening in Martin County has claimed one person’s life while leaving a second person injured. At around 5 p.m., on May 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety was dispatched to an auto accident on South Highway 176.
Reports provided by DPS indicate that a 63-year-old woman was driving a truck west on South Highway 176 when her vehicle collided with an eastbound truck.
The woman and the driver of the truck, identified as a twenty-two-year-old female, were both transported to area hospitals for medical care.
Authorities confirmed that the sixty-three-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after arriving.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
The year 2021 saw the highest number of fatal accidents take place across our state. With over 4400 people dying in auto accidents, these collisions take place at an alarming rate. In many instances, people suffer severe and fatal injuries and accidents due to the negligence of other drivers. Although there are various laws in place to protect motorists, we continue to see people engage in actions that place the lives of others at risk.
Some of the most common causes of fatal crashes in our state include:
- Driving while impaired
- Running red lights and passing stop signs
- Failing to yield
- Driving while distracted
These and other negligent actions continue to impact the lives of people across our state every single day. In fact, we have not had a day without a fatal accident in more than twenty years. Fatal collisions often leave families to deal with an array of consequences. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. The Stanton wrongful death lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm can help you secure the maximum amount of compensation available for your lawsuit.
Our Stanton car accident lawyers will help you secure full and timely compensation for funeral arrangements, lost earning capacity, vehicle repairs, and various other damages that you face after losing a loved one. Our lawyers will provide you with the most aggressive and fearless representation to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Texas personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers are available by calling 210-340-5550 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your loved one’s accident and the legal options available for you.
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