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Information about Harley Mullenix's car accident in Grimes County.

A two car crash accident in Grimes County, Texas claims the life of Harley Mulllenix , a 20 year old Plantersville volunteer firefighter Saturday. The car accident happened after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday near FM 1774 and county road 302 in Grimes County, Texas. According to law enforcement authorities, the driver of the PT cruiser was making a turn on to county road 302 when the 17 year old driver of a Chevy Tahoe slammed into the back of the cruiser causing severe injuries. Does this accident trigger a wrongful death case?

Motorcycle accident in Gilpin County, Colorado results in fatality.

Two people on a motorcycle died Sunday morning in Gilpin County, Colorado after colliding with a Jeep on Highway 119, three miles south of Blackhawk. According to law enforcement, the Jeep was headed southbound on CO 119 when it crossed into oncoming northbound traffic. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. If you have information about the accident, please provide the information to the highway patrol. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family last lost loved ones in the accident. We expect that the family may have many questions. Did the driver fail to keep a proper lookout? Was the driver texting and driving? The family may have a wrongful death case.

Demitrie Zanta Tubbs died in 18-Wheeler and 4-Vehicle Wreck

On January 6, 2015, a Robertson County woman was killed in a four-vehicle accident on I-45 in Leon County, Texas. Demitrie Zanta Tubbs, a passenger in the Dodge Journey driven by Altovise Tubbs, died at the accident site. The driver was transported to the St. Joseph Health Center in Madisonville for medical treatment. Altovise Tubbs was reported to be in stable condition the day after the accident. Sadly, it was reported that Altovise sustained incapacitating injuries.

Juanita & Felicia Jowers of Falfurrias, TX involved in fatal car accident.

Reports out of Kingsville, Texas indicate that 58-year-old Juanita Norris Jowers, a passenger, 22-year-old Felicia Jowers, and her one-year-old girl were killed in a car accident. The automobile wreck happended around 1:30 p.m. on South Highway 141 east of U.S. 281 in Kingsville. Police officials indicate that the driver of a Hyundai car went into the direction of the eastbound lane. It then hit the an 18-wheeler truck. This resulted in a head-on collision. All of the people in the car were from Falfurrias. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured.

Texas prison bus crashes into train, several inmates and officers die.

Reports coming out of Odessa, Texas indicate that several inmates and correctional officers are dead as the result of a bus accident. While an investigation should continue, preliminary reports indicate that the prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway. The correctional officers that died have been idenfied as Christopher David, Eligo Garcia. The inmates have been identified as Byron Wilson, Tyler Townsend, Jesus Reyna, Kaleb Wise, Adolfo Ruiz, Michael Sewart, Angel Vasquez and Jeremiah Rodriguez. We understand that the families of the inmates and officers may have plenty of questions. They may be wondering whether the driver was keeping a proper lookout. They may also be wondering if the driver failed to drive at the proper rate of speed knowing of the road conditions. We suspect that after the bus skidded, it slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday. After the bus collided with the train, the crash resulted in eight dead inmates and two corrections officers. The bus driver dies as well. The overpass on Interstate 20 was icy when the bus left the roadway in Penwell, just west of Odessa. Some of the prisoners were ejected from the bus after it struck the train. Who the families of the inmates and officers have a wrongful death case?

Gage Tibbetts in fatal car accident in Midland County.

Gage Tibbetts was pronounced dead at the scene of a recent car accident. He was the 42nd person to die on roads in Midland County this year and the third death this year on FM 1788. A Copperas Cove man died in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on FM 1788 south of State Highway 191. A police investigation shows that a semi hauling a trailer was angled perpendicular on FM 1788 while attempting to reverse into a business. Everyday auto accidents occur across Texas. And each and every car accident is different, each resulting in differing levels of damages, injuries and losses. While most car accidents are caused by another driver's negligence or momentary lapse of attention, some accidents are caused by reckless behavior. Common acts of negligence include failing to yield the right of way, rear-ending a vehicle, running a stop light or stop sign or an unsafe lane change. Tibbetts was driving a Honda passenger car southbound on FM 1788 when it crashed into the trailer and passed underneath, according to the release from Sara Bustilloz. Traffic on FM 1788 was reduced to one lane for about three hours while Midland Police Department conducted its investigation.

Young Sabrina Fernandez of Grand Prairie, TX dies after car accident.

It is our sad regret to blog that Sabrina Fernandez, 18, of Grand Prairie died after a head-on collision this past Tuesday night in Fort Worth, Texas. This head-on collision not only killed this pregnant teenager, it also killed her unborn child and the woman who was driving the wrong way on the highway. Sabrina was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Arlene Soto, Houston Teacher, dies is Houston car accident.

Arlene Soto, a talented Houston teacher, died in a four-car crash on the 59 near University Monday night. Soto was driving a small passenger car when the car accident occurred. She was hit from behind by a Ford F-250 pickup truck. The large truck slammed into her and propelled her vehicle into the car in front of her. This car wreck resulted in the teacher being pinned inside her crumbled car. Her family may now have a wrongful death case against the driver of the Ford Truck.

Interested in filing a lawsuit because of Xarelto drug harm?

Did you know that lawyers are now interested in screening and filing cases related to the adverse bleeding events in patients on the anti-coagulant drug Xarelto? Xarelto is a blood thinning drug manufactured and marketed through a joint venture between Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Doctors prescribed this drug to patients that suffer from the heart condition Atrial Fibrillation ("A-Fib") in order to help reduce the risks of developing a blood-clotting event like a stroke. If you know someone who has suffered injury as a result of an unexpected or uncontrolled bleeding event while on the drug Xarelto, they may have a legal case.  The familes may have a wrongful death case on their hands.

Eric Royster of Atlas Van Lines dies after getting hit by 18-wheeler.

Eric Royster, an employee with Atlas Van Lines, died in a recent Harrison County truck accident after 18-wheeler crashed into him on I-20. The incident occurred near Waskom and Scottsville, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. His family may have questions about the incident. We believe that an 18-wheeler caught fire on I-20 Tuesday morning, which prompted the driver to exit his vehicle and examine the source of the fire. After the man got out of his vehicle, another 18-wheeler truck driver stuck him, which resulted in his death and a possible wrongful death case. Why did this truck driver strike him? If he were keeping a proper lookout, would this victim still be alive? How long had the truck driver been on the road? Attorneys conduct their own investigation and look into travel logs. Was the driver on his cell phone causing him to be a distracted driver?

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