Fiery Dallas Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured
October 9. 2012 17:47 by
On Friday October 5th, an early morning crash occurred between Lemmon Avenue and Hall Street along the northbound access road of U.S. Highway 75 Central Expressway, leaving two people dead and two injured.
Dallas police say one vehicle was involved in the crash which occurred when that vehicle ran off of the road, plowed through an iron fence, then struck a utility pole. At that point, the vehicle burst into flames.
News reports state that authorities were on the scene when firefighters arrived, and that the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. Paramedics found two dead bodies inside the vehicle after the fire was extinguished. The victims' bodies were burned severely, making immediate identification impossible according to a representative from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office. As of Friday morning, one victim was listed in serious condition, the other in critical condition.
An update to this story published just hours after the original story stated that it had been determined that speeding caused the crash. Those who lost their lives were identified as 25-year-old Joshua Armstead, the driver of the vehicle, and a passenger, 19-year-old Fred Pupenbroke III. The car that crashed and caught fire was a 2001 Dodge Stratus.
An apartment complex sets immediately beside the scene of the crash; a neighbor told police that some residents of the apartment building helped pull two occupants of the burning vehicle out of the car prior to it burning out of control. Police said those individuals were rushed to area hospitals.
As experienced Dallas car accident attorneys, we know tragic accidents happen all too often, taking the lives of young people who had bright futures ahead of them. Speeding is extremely common, particularly among teens and young adults - however thankfully, it doesn't always end like this story did.
The two individuals who sustained injuries in this crash will likely be facing substantial medical costs due to their injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, consult with a skilled Dallas personal injury lawyer at once to determine if you have a claim, and if legal action should be taken to obtain the full compensation you deserve.
NHTSA Issues Safety Alert: Time To Check Your Tire Pressure
June 8. 2011 15:27 by
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a press release advising drivers to ensure that their tires are properly inflated considering the recent increase in temperatures. Unfortunately, most drivers do not pay close enough attention to their tire pressure, and as a result, failing to keep tires inflated at the proper pressure leads to unnecessary car wrecks and deaths. This is especially true in the summer time where heat stress on the tires and improper inflation can be a deadly combination. Add to this unnoticed wear and tear on aging tires and it leads to more car wrecks and becomes a dangerous scenario for our roadways. In fact, the NHTSA reports that between 2005 and 2009 alone, approximately 3400 people died and another 116,000 people were injured in auto accidents directly attributable to tire related events. Other than keeping our roadways free of car wrecks, drivers that properly maintain their tires get the added advantage of increased gas mileage. The NHTSA’s timing for this press release comes at the right time as the temperatures in Dallas and the rest of Texas begin to skyrocket and families pack up the car and head out for summer vacations. For more on the press release, click here
There are too many unnecessary injuries and wrongful deaths due to avoidable acts of negligence on our roadways. If you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence, call the Dallas car wreck attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
3 Die In Head-On Crash
February 24. 2011 14:10 by
Three people died when a car and truck collided in a head-on crash in Canton, Texas. The driver of the car was going North on Highway 19 when it went into the southbound lane and collided with a pickup truck, according to Van Zandt County authorities. The car driver and both people in the truck were dead at the scene. To read more about the accident, click here.
If you or a loved one was injured in an automobile accident, contact the attorneys at WTL at 214-484-1930 for a free consultation, and let us put our skills to work for you.
Seatbelt Manufacturer Sued After Fatal Car Accident
January 25. 2011 13:44 by
The family of a deceased Tyler woman is suing the seatbelt manufacturer TRW Vehicle Safety Systems alleging her seatbelt was unreasonably dangerous.
Sandra Dozier was driving westbound on State Highway 31, wearing her seatbelt, when she lost control of her 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix and it rolled over. The suit alleges the buckle on the seatbelt fails to provide proper restraint, the buckle fails to comply with legal statutes, and it violates principles of crashworthiness and General Motors’ internal specifications. Read more about this lawsuit here.