Upshur County, TX (February 3, 2022) – An auto accident reported in Upshur County has claimed one person’s life. At around 5:35 p.m., on February 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of an auto accident on Highway 271.
Reports from DPS show that a van was traveling north on Highway 271 while following a pickup truck. As the pickup truck began to slow down to turn into a private driveway, the van crashed into its rear.
The driver of the pickup truck, 49-year-old Verna Harris, was rushed to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.
The driver of the van, 53-year-old Brendan Durkin, was transported to a Tyler hospital for treatment.
At this time, DPS is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with Brendan Durkin at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Verna Harris. 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 of the leading causes of fatal crashes include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
- Driver inattention
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running red lights
Victims who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents often leave behind friends and family members who are devastated to learn that their loved one has lost their life as a result of another driver’s negligence.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind family and loved ones who are forced to move on. Dealing with the mental and emotional challenges during the grieving process is only made worse by towering medical expenses, funeral costs, and other financial burdens.
By reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Upshur County 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 Upshur County 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.
We understand that your family is not only dealing with mental and emotional consequences resulting from the unexpected loss of a loved one, but the financial impacts may be far too challenging to endure. For this reason, we are committed to helping grieving families recover compensation to help cover the costs of funerals, alleviate the impact of lost earnings, and help cover other unexpected costs moving forward.
Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options you have moving forward. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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.
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