Tyler, TX (March 4, 2022) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Smith County on Monday afternoon, February 28. At around 1:20 p.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on Texas State Highway 31.
According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, 70-year-old Mary Grooms was driving a 2007 Infiniti G35 west on Texas State Highway 31. For unknown reasons, her vehicle collided with a 2019 Nissan Rogue, driven by 28-year-old Mikaela Brooks.
The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to strike a 2021 GMC Acadia, driven by 38-year-old Sara Turner. The GMC then struck a 2020 BMW X5, driven by 51-year-old Zena Hubby.
Grooms’s vehicle then spun into the outside lane where it collided with a 2016 Hyundai Elantra, which was driven by 71-year-old Irene Cramer.
Grooms was rushed to a local hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
Brooks and Cramer were both transported to area hospitals for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Mikaela Brooks and Irene Cramer at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mary Grooms. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Around ten people lose their lives each day in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas. In many cases, these crashes are entirely preventable. We see many drivers, passengers, and other travelers lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. 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
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. By reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Tyler as soon as possible, you can explore the legal options available to help your family move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Tyler car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our lawyers completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one.
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.
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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