Jeffrey Coleman, a resident of San Bernardino, California was involved in a fatal accident in Tye, Texas. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 4 PM on the FM 707 exit on I-20. Police believe that the pick-up truck that Coleman was driving collided head-on with a Brinks Security truck. The driver of the security truck was not injured. It is unclear as to what exactly caused the accident. Was this a case of distracted driving? Did one of the drivers not notice the other car?
Head-on collisions in car accidents are not uncommon in Texas.
Reports coming out of Amarillo state that there was another head-on collision that involved two semi trucks in Oldham County. There were two fatalities in this accident: Robert Holland, of Texline, and Edward Walker, of Umbarger. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 8 PM on Highway 385 near Boys Ranch. Holland, who was driving a Volvo semi was driving south on Highway 385 when his car crossed the center line. He crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a Freightliner that was being driven by Walker. We wonder why Holland’s vehicle drifted into the other lane. Was there a vehicle malfunction? Was this a case of distracted driving? Was the driver attempting to avoid an obstacle in the road? We wonder if these two cases that have been mentioned above could trigger wrongful death claims.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims’ families. We understand that they may have many questions. We urge families who have experienced similar situations to contact a personal injury attorney who may be able to discuss with them their rights and options.
— Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.