Horrific Arlington Car Wreck Claims Three Young Lives
October 10. 2011 13:35 by
Three people, ages 17 and 21, were killed in an early morning
in Dallas suburb of
. The fatal car wreck happened at approximately 3.a.m. on
Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard near Yaupon Drive.
For reasons unknown at this time, it appears that the driver of the car lost control of the car, which then slammed into a tree in the median. The impact was so severe that the car split in two. The driver and his brother died at the scene, while a young female died at John Peter Smith Hospital. Investigating officers did find a bottle of liquor at the scene and suspect alcohol played a role in this horrific car crash. Two passengers survived the car accident and remain hospitalized with serious injuries. The identities of the
victims are not known at this time.
Police Officers Are Currently Investigating a Fatal Arlington, Texas Car Accident
October 7. 2011 09:31 by
occurred at approximately 6 a.m. this morning on
North Collins Road near Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, Texas.
Police officers investigating the
are uncertain at this time as to its cause. All that is currently known is two cars were involved, with one car overturning and becoming partially submerged in water beside FM 157. It is believed that the passenger in the submerged vehicle was killed. There appear to be no other injuries from this tragic car accident.
Dallas and Austin car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins are ready to answer any questions you may have concerning your rights following a car accident.
Call today at 214-484-1930
Arlington Joins San Antonio and Austin By Banning Texting While Driving
September 14. 2011 10:52 by
By a vote of 5-4, the Arlington, Texas city council made texting while driving within the city limits a crime. Despite lots of controversy over the proposal, drivers caught texting will now face a Class C Misdemeanor and a $200 fine. While the ordinance refers to texting generally, it also bans facebooking, tweeting, and emailing. In fact, the only activity permitted on the phone is talking. Drivers in Arlington will be provided warnings for the near future if caught texting in an effort to educate the public about the new ordinance.
I have blogged on the
dangers of texting and driving
many times in the past, and the dangers cannot be overstated. Just look at this
again if you need a reminder. One valid critique opponents of the no texting ordinance have put forward is how are cops supposed to differentiate scrolling for a phone number and texting? This critique, however, shows that the texting ban does not go far enough. Drivers cannot look at their phone and pay proper attention to the roadway at the same time. From a public safety perspective, whether you are texting or scrolling through a rolodex on your phone, the risks to the public are the same in terms of causing a severe
The dangers of texting and driving are real. If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by a texting driver, call the
Dallas and Austin car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Arlington Pedestrian Accident Over Holiday Weekend Claims One Life
September 6. 2011 15:44 by
Arlington Police are reporting that a yet unnamed
was killed early Sunday morning as he attempted to cross Interstate 20. The accident happened when the pedestrian attempted to run across Interstate 20 ‘s eastbound lanes of traffic in
where he was struck by a car entering the interstate from Matlock Road. The initial investigation indicates that the driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian. In what can be described as a rare occurrence of late, the driver stopped to render aid after striking the pedestrian. Also, it is believed that alcohol was not a factor in this pedestrian accident.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the
Dallas Personal Injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Fatal Workplace Accident Near Cowboys Stadium in Arlington
August 16. 2011 13:23 by
A workplace death on Monday should be a solemn reminder to everyone of the on the job dangers many Texans face in an effort to provide for their families as well as the importance of proper safety equipment and training to keep them safe. John Burnette from Boyd, Texas in Tarrant County fell to his death from 30 feet while working on a sign near Cowboys Stadium. All that is known at this time is that Mr. Burnette lost his footing and fell to the ground. Investigators are unclear if he was using any type of fall protection equipment such as a safety harness, which should be standard for his type of job.
While it is currently unclear what caused this horrific accident, in my years of experience litigating
, workplace fatalities such as this one are often linked to inadequate safety equipment or inadequate training on how to properly use the safety equipment provided. If you have been injured on the job, it is important the you contact
an experienced work place attorney
to see if your employer met it’s legal obligations regarding workplace safety. Call the attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930
Fatal Drunk Driving Car Accident In Grand Prairie
August 15. 2011 11:01 by
Taja Daweese of Arlington, TX is facing intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault charges after a late night
on Interstate 20 in
Grand Prairie, TX
. Initial investigations indicate that Ms. Daweese was traveling westbound when she lost control of her car and struck a crash barrier, disabling the car in the main lanes of traffic. As Ms. Daweese and her passenger, Michael Garza, escaped the wrecked car, it was struck by an SUV. The crash caused the wrecked car to strike and kill Mr. Garza. The driver of the SUV also sustained serious injuries in the car wreck. Ms. Daweese was arrested at the scene of the accident because it was determined that she was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Despite the efforts of MAAD and other groups, drunk driving continues to be a problem on our highways. This is another example of a traffic death that could have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a drunk driver, call the
car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Early Morning Trucking Accident in Arlington Shuts Down Interstate 20
August 11. 2011 11:11 by
shut down parts of Interstate 20 this morning. The cause of the accident was an all too familiar one- a wrong way driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The trucking accident happened early this morning when the wrong way driver sideswiped one car before crashing into an 18-Wheeler. The 18- Wheeler jackknifed, resulting in a fuel spill. The wrong way driver is in guarded condition at
John Peter Smith Hospital
, while the truck driver and the driver of the third car are okay. Click on the video below to learn more about this story.
If you have been involved in an trucking accident, you need experienced trucking accident attorneys to investigate your claims and protect your rights. Call the
Dallas and Austin Trucking attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at
Another Stranded Driver Killed In DFW Auto Accident
July 29. 2011 09:06 by
occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. last night on Interstate 20 in
Fort Worth, Texas
. At this time investigators believe that a van crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stranded on the highway due to a flat tire. The driver of the truck was found dead on the highway, yet investigators are unsure if the deceased man was in or out of his truck at the time of the accident. The driver of the van was injured in the accident, but it appears that he will completely recover. It is not known if alcohol played a role in this crash. No criminal charges are pending at this time.
Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins are currently litigating a very similar case that occurred on Interstate 20 in Arlington. This tragic accident is another reminder of the need to constantly keep a proper lookout while driving. If you or a loved one was injured in a car wreck while stranded on the highway, call the Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
UPDATE: Investigating officers have charged the driver of the van with intoxicated manslaughter. It was also determined that at the time of the car wreck, the pickup truck was on the shoulder of the road as the victim attempted to replace a flat tire.
Cedar Hill Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash
July 18. 2011 16:08 by
Nineteen year old Justin Armstrong of Cedar Hill, Texas (which is a suburb of Dallas, Texas), died late Sunday night in a motorcycle accident. The initial investigation determined that Mr. Armstrong was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 360 in Arlington, Texas, when he lost control and crashed into a guardrail. Two other vehicles at the scene of the motorcycle accident were damaged, but it is unclear if they were in any way directly involved in the motorcycle accident that resulted in Mr. Armstrong losing his life.
Driver Killed In Car Accident Involving A Tow Truck
May 23. 2011 13:31 by
One person was killed and another was injured when the car they were in collided with a tow truck on Highway 360 in Arlington. At the time of the accident, the tow truck was in the southbound lanes of Highway 360 assisting another car with a flat tire. The car, which was reported to be driving at a high rate of speed, crashed into the rear of the tow truck. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the passenger was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center by helicopter. No other injuries were reported.
There are very specific regulations as to the appropriate warnings that must be provided to oncoming traffic when a tow truck is operating within the lanes of traffic. Failure to follow those regulations can create dangerous conditions that can lead to accidents, such as the one described above. The attorneys at WTL previously handled a similar case, where we argued that the tow truck driver failed to properly warn oncoming vehicles, including a young couple killed in the car accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, can the car accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins in Dallas and Austin today. Call us at 214-484-1930.