Wills Point, TX (May 19, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a truck accident that took place in Wills Point on Tuesday evening, May 17.
During the evening hours on Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety was dispatched to the site of a crash on US Highway 80.
Reports from authorities show that a semi-truck was traveling through the intersection of US Highway 80 and Farm to Market Road 2965, just east of the Wills Point High School. For unknown reasons, the semi-truck collided with a passenger vehicle.
The car was occupied by four high school students. The four occupants of the car and the driver of the 18-wheeler were all rendered aid at the scene.
One of the people inside the sedan ended up passing away as a result of his injuries.
The three other students were transported to a hospital in Tyler for further care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the person who died as a result of this auto accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Statistics provided by the Texas Department of Transportation show that the year 2021 was the second most deadly year in our state’s history for traffic-related incidents. In fact, over 4,400 people died as a result of motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas.
In many instances, people end up suffering fatal injuries in crashes due to negligent drivers. We see countless people die as a result of drivers who:
- Enter the roadways while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive while texting or talking on their phones
- Fail to yield the right of way to other motorists sharing the road
- Run red lights and pass stop signs at intersections
- Switch lanes in a reckless manner and without looking
These and other negligent actions continue to negatively impact the lives of people across our state every year. In many cases, fatal crashes leave grieving families to suffer the unexpected and sudden loss of their loved ones. Although there is nothing that can bring those taken so suddenly, seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Wills Point can provide your family with some sense of justice. In some cases, families are able to recover compensation for funeral arrangements, lost earning capacity, and various other damages they face.
The Wills Point car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are fully committed to helping families get justice for their loved ones. Our lawyers will help you by building the strongest case possible to ensure you are able to hold the person who is responsible for your loved one’s accident to account. We will aggressively negotiate full and timely financial compensation on your behalf to ensure you are able to cover the costs your family faces moving forward. Do not wait to get started on your case. Contact our Texas personal injury law firm today by calling 210-340-5550 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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