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February 2015 Archives

Car driver in fatal crash involving 18-wheeler in Buffalo Texas

Reports coming in from Buffalo, Texas state that the driver of a pick-up truck died in a vehicle accident that involved an 18-wheeler. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at around 8:30 AM on Interstate-45. The driver of the 18-wheeler seems to have lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median. The vehicle rolled over and crossed the path of a Dodge pick-up truck that was going the opposite direction. The driver of the truck died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not critically injured.

Velma Dismukes involved in head-on collision near Winnsboro Texas

Reports coming out of Wood County, Texas state that Velma Dismukes of Winnsboro died in a vehicle accident. The accident occurred on Highway 11 at about 9 AM. A semi-truck was travelling westbound on the highway when the driver, Mitchell Bartram, of Euless, crossed the line dividing the lanes. He was going around a curve and hit Dismukes's car that was travelling eastbound. Dismukes died from the injuries she sustained in the crash. Bartram was uninjured.

Ambulance accidents in Battle Creek, Michigan had tragic results

According to reports, Shirley and James Stokes crashed into an ambulance carrying David Simpson, a heart patient, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Both vehicles were only blocks away from the hospital when the Shirley Strokes allegedly hit the ambulance. Shirley and James Stokes both died at the scene and David Simpson, who arrived in a second ambulance to the hospital, was announced dead. What really happended here? Who's fault was this accident? Police reports are not always correct.

Multiple accidents in Cozad and Omaha Nebraska result in severe injuries.

Anthony Hill, Regina Hill, and Dennis Alexander were killed in a two vehicle car accident in Cozad, Nebraska. Anthony Hill was driving his Jeep with his mother, Regina Hill. His grandfather, Dennis Alexander, his brother William Alexander, and Kathryn McReynolds were also in the car when he lost control of the vehicle on the highway. Reports indicate that he rolled into the median, but unfortunately made a head on collision with a Nissan Altima. Denton Tatman and Lisa Tatman the driver and passenger in the Altima were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, while as William Alexander and Kathryn McReynolds were flown to the hospital with critical injuries. The passengers in the Nissan were using seat belts unlike the passengers of the Jeep who were not. Please buckle up when you drive because seat belts can save lives. Our hearts go out to the family suffering from pain as the result of this car wreck. This accident could have probably been avoided. Experienced lawyers help families that have been injured in car accidents that result form the negligence of others.

Logan Shelley & Kyle Naville lost in fatal Valdosta, Georgia accident.

A fatal car accident happened in Lowndes County in Valdosta, Georgia involving Logan Paige Shelley, age 22, and Kyle Naville, age 23. They collided with Jeremey Carter, age 34, who was driving an F-150 that crashed frontally into their Ford mustang. Logan Shelley and Kyle Naville died in this accident and Jeremy Carter, who is in critical condition, was rushed to the hospital. The collision happened because Jeremy Carter was trying to go around a school bus and crashed into the mustang. There were no children present on the school bus. People should be more careful going around stopped or stalled school busses. Our prayers go out to the families of all that were involved. Also in Georgia, Abatha Jolley age 32 died from a head on collision with an 18-wheeler in Macon. Jolley made a wrong turn and drove towards the on coming commercial vehicle, in another woman's Volvo, and tried to avoid the collision but instead both vehicles swerved the same way and smashed into each other. The car was jammed under the truck's cab. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jolley family. When out on the road pay attention to road warning signs and other indicators. We can imagine that the family may have a lot of questions. Attorneys often hire private investigators to assist in finding out the true reasons for car accidents. Do you have more questions? Our law firm considers cases throughout the United States, including Georgia.

Sherry Gutkowski dies in motorcycle accident in Carrollton, Texas

Reports coming out of Carrollton, Texas state that Sherry Gutkowski died in a motorcycle accident. Police believe that she was taking the motorcycle out on a test drive in a parking lot next to the motorcycle dealership. The motorcycle hit a curb and it flipped over. Gutkowski was thrown from the bike and died from the injuries she sustained in the accident after being taken to the hospital. Were there any malfunctions that caused the motorcycle to flip over when hitting the curb?

Giovanna Eguia-Rodriguez dies in hit-and-run in San Antonio Texas

Giovanna Eguia-Rodriguez died in a hit-and-run in San Antonio, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the incident occurred at around 9 PM at the intersection of Bell Drive and Uhr Lane. The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe ran through a stop sign and crashed into Eguia-Rodriguez's car. The driver then fled from the scene on foot. Police believe that speed was a factor in the incident and that the driver ran through a stop sign. Eguia-Rodriguez died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.

Scott Andrew Evans of Tatum, Texas dies in vehicle accident.

Scott Andrew Evans, of Tatum, lost control of his car and died in an accident near Kilgore. Police believe that he was westwards on Stone Road, FM 2204, towards Kilgore when he lost control of the car. The accident occurred at about 8 AM. The car crashed into a tree and then caught on fire. Scott Evans, who was 19, died at the scene of the accident.

Three children, one adult injured in Forth Worth, Texas accident.

Reports coming out of Forth Worth state that three children and one adult were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision. The accident occurred on Texas 114, east of Rhome, at about 7 PM. Law enforcement believes that the driver of an 18-wheeler, Joshua Little, was eastbound on the highway and was turning right into City Concrete. The driver of a car, John Graham, was also eastbound and was behind Little. Graham turned to look backwards for just a moment and in that moment, the car collided with the 18-wheeler. Graham and the three children in the car with him were taken to the hospital. Little suffered no injuries.

Life-threatening injuries sustained in a car accident in Amarillo, Texas.

Two people sustained life-threatening injuries after a car accident occurring in Amarillo, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the accident happened at Amarillo Boulevard West and North Lipscomb at about 10 AM. A Ford Escape was eastbound on Amarillo Boulevard West when it crossed the median into traffic. The Ford hit a westbound Chevy Suburban. The driver of the Ford, Khorshed Khoshan and the driver of the Chevy, Teri Lynn Sibly, were both taken to the hospital with very serious injuries.

Crecencio Delgado of Monte Alto Texas dies in pedestrian accident

Crecencio Delgado of Monte Alto, Texas was killed in an automobile-pedestrian accident. According to the police, Delgado was crossing Valdez Road near Calle de Monte Street at about 1 AM when a Ford Mustang hit him. Delgado died from the injuries that he sustained in the accident.

Amanda Gonzales dies in drunk driving incident in Lubbock, Texas.

Reports coming out of Lubbock, Texas state that Amanda Gonzales died in a car accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at 82nd Street and Indiana Avenue at about 2 AM when a Chevy Camaro crashed with a Nissan Altima. The Nissan was stopped at a red light when the Chevy crashed into the Nissan. The Chevy was going southbound on the street when it rear-ended the Nissan that was stopped at the red light.

Kendal Reed dies in car accident in Galveston, Texas.

Reports coming in from Galveston, Texas say that a couple from Crosby died in a car accident. Kendal Reed, who was 19, drifted across the opposite lanes of traffic and hit a pole. This occurred in the 4600 block of Seawall Boulevard at 3 AM. Law enforcement attempted to rescue Kendal Reed from the car but they were unsuccessful. His girlfriend, Sara Santana, who was 20, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, but died soon after.

Kirk Lamont Follis dies in pedestrian accident in Lubbock, Texas.

Reports coming out of Lubbock, Texas state that Kirk Lamont Follis of Amarillo, Texas died in a pedestrian-related accident. Law enforcement reports that the accident occurred near Dawn, along Highway 60, at 4:30 AM. Kirk Follis had gotten out of his pick-up truck and was standing on the side of the road. The driver of an 18-wheeler, John D. Spurlock of Norwood, Ohio was behind the truck and moved to the other lane to avoid the parked car. Follis, however, was in the next lane and was consequently hit by the 18-wheeler. It is not clear as to whether Spurlock saw Follis or if he saw him and did not have enough time to brake. It is also unclear what Follis was doing outside of his car.

Angel Zamarripa dies in fatal car accident in San Angelo, Texas.

Angel Nazario Zamarripa from San Angelo, Texas died from fatal injuries sustained in a car accident. According to reports, the accident occurred at about 2 AM on U.S. 87 north near the Grape Creek Road intersection. A Hyundai Elantra was travelling north in the southbound lanes when it collided head-on with a Chevrolet Malibu who was travelling the other way. The driver of the Hyundai was 18-year-old Jamie Celeste Sawyer from San Angelo. The driver of the Malibu was 21-year-old Angel Zamarripa.

Elderly woman dies in car accident in Austin, Texas.

An elderly woman died in a car accident in Austin, Texas. Law enforcement believe that at about 2 PM, an SUV rolled through a stop sign at Parkstone Heights Drive and was hit by a Dodge pick-up truck that was going south on Capital of Texas Highway. The driver of the SUV was the elderly woman and she died from the injuries that she sustained in the accident. The driver of the Dodge also was injured, but only in a minor way.

Stinson Thomas injured in 18-wheeler accident in Lufkin, Texas.

Stinson Thomas from Lufkin, Texas suffered injuries in an 18-wheeler accident. Law enforcement reports that the truck rolled over on US Highway 190, very close to the Jasper-Newton County line. The accident occurred at about 5 AM, when the driver of the Mack tractor-trailer rig overcorrected and the vehicle overturned. Law enforcement believes that the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Though Thomas did sustain injuries from the accident, they were only minor and he was released from the hospital shortly after he was brought there.

Jocelyn Markham dies in car accident in San Antonio, Texas.

Jocelyn Markham of San Antonio, Texas was killed in a car accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 1 PM in the southbound lanes of Highway 281, near Basse Road. The truck driver lost control of the car as she came to a turn and hit the retaining wall of the highway. The truck hurtled off the overpass and fell into a body of water about 40 feet below. Markham, who was eighteen years old, died from the injuries sustained in the accident. She is believed to have been the driver of the truck.

Trenton Fortune dies in motorcycle accident in Montgomery, Texas.

Trenton Fortune of Montgomery, Texas was killed in a motorcycle accident near Conroe. According to law enforcement, the high school student collided with a Hyundai Sonata while turning on Highway 105 near Freeport Street around 6:30 AM. Trenton died from the injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Hyundai was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Student Josey Scott killed in hit-and-run in Shepherd, Texas.

Josey Scott of Shepherd, Texas was killed in a hit-and-run incident. The college student was jogging near FM 2666 at Red Road when a car hit her from behind. Law enforcement believes that the suspect is a man from Cleveland, Texas. Fortunately, he turned himself over to the police later on that day and charges are expected to be filed.

Girl severly injured in motorcycle accident in Nederland, Texas.

A girl from Nederland, Texas sustained severe injuries after she was involved in a motorcycle accident. The girl was riding as a motorcycle passenger when the motorcycle collided with an SUV at about 4 PM at the intersection of Canal Avenue and Hamilton Court.

18-wheeler accident on Dallas North Tollway ramp.

The ramp from the President George Bush Turnpike to northbound Dallas North Tollway was temporarily closed down due to an accident that involved an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler overturned when its load was spilled across the highway as it crashed. Another accident saw the closing of all of the lanes of southbound Interstate-35 West that also involved the overturning of an 18-wheeler. Its load was also spilled across the highway when it crashed.

High School Senior Killed by Drunk Driving Club Owner

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2015, Rockline Kennedy was driving the wrong direction on I-10 near Beaumont, Texas when he collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Kristin Paris, an 18-year-old senior at Nederland High School. Kristin Paris died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the accident.

Jeremiah Ponce de Leon dies in car crash in Panola County, Texas.

Student Jeremiah Ponce de Leon was killed in a car crash on FM 1971 in Panola County, Texas. Ponce de Leon was a high school student at Carthage High School. According to law enforcement, a state trooper, Kaleb Bullock, attempted to stop the student, who was driving at a very high speed, but by the time that he caught up with him, the car had already wrecked. Ponce de Leon died from the injuries that he sustained in the accident.

Kristy Tullis dies in Joshua, Texas truck accident

Kristy Lynn Tullis of Joshua, Texas, suffered critical injuries in an accident involving a tanker truck. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 5 AM in the 7900 block of Farm-to-Market Road 1902 in Burleson. According to the police, the accident was caused by the driver of the truck, Charles Cedric Wilson.

Student Vanessa Garcia dies in Harris County, TX car accident

Vanessa Garcia was killed by a pickup truck in Harris County, Texas. Garcia was a high school student attending MacArthur High School. The driver of a pick-up truck caused the accident. According to law enforcement, the incident occurred slightly after 5:50 A.M. near Bertrand St. and Ruby Rose St. The driver of the pickup truck was passing a car on the road when he hit the student. Garcia died from the injuries that she received in the car accident.

Amy Puga of Orange Grove, TX dies in Corpus Christi car accident.

Reports coming out of Corpus Christi, Texas indicate that a fatal accident occurred that ended two lives Tuesday. The people that lost their lives were identified as Rita Lynn Alegria and her passenger, Amy Alaniz Puga. Both were from Orange Grove, Texas. An 11-year old child suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. A 24-year old passenger of the vehicle was taken to a hospital as well. We believe that she was in stable condition. Law enforcement believed that the car accident was caused by a driver's medical problem or condition. Many accidents on roads are the result of the use of prescriptive medication and medical conditions. In this case, the driver may have been suffering from a medical condition at the time. What kind of medical condition? The police report may not indicate the full reasons for the accident, but attorneys often hire private investigators to find the answers to questions. Does this car crash trigger a wrongful death case?

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