O’Donnell, TX (May 14, 2022) – One person has lost their life as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday evening. Just after 6 p.m., on May 10, the Texas Department of Public Safety was dispatched to an auto accident that blocked US Highway 87.
Reports provided by DPS indicate that a 60-year-old man was driving a semi-truck near the area of US Highway 87 and Ninth Street. For unknown reasons, his vehicle collided with a northbound Ford Explorer as the truck turned south onto US Highway 87. Reports show that the trailer of the truck extended into the northbound lanes when it struck the Ford.
A passenger in the Ford, a 36-year-old man, sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 25-year-old male driver of the forward, and his 33-year-old male passenger, both sustained serious injuries. The two victims were transported to the University Medical Center for emergency care.
Five other people inside the Ford were transported to area hospitals for medical care. The driver of the semi-truck received care at the scene.
At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims 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 as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, over 3900 people are fatally injured in auto accidents across Texas. Semi-trucks are involved in more than 400 of these fatal collisions. The fact that semis are much larger and heavier than other vehicles means they are more likely to cause severe damage during crashes.
When people lose their lives as a result of truck accidents, their families may have legal options available to help them recover. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in O’Donnell will help to ensure your family has the best chance possible of getting justice.
For decades, the O’Donnell truck accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have stood by the sides of countless people to ensure they are able to get justice after losing loved ones in accidents. We have helped thousands of people secure the compensation they need to cover funeral expenses, compensate them for lost wages, and help with other costs they face moving forward.
Our personal injury lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience. We can help you to determine the legal options available to help you move forward and get justice. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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