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.
Texas Trucking Accident Kills Three People
July 31. 2012 12:58 by
wrong way driver
on Interstate 35 set off a deadly chain reaction early Monday morning. The events leading up to the deadly
began at around 3 a.m. Monday morning when a small sedan was spotted driving south in the Northbound lanes of I-35 in Schertz, Texas near San Antonio. The wrong way driver caused an initial
that resulted in only minor injuries. A tanker truck driver, however, failed to see the initial crash and drove through the car accident scene striking and killing two good samaritans that stopped to render aid in response to the first car accident. The other victim was the wrong way driver that caused the initial car accident. Five other individuals were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries. There is no word at this time if alcohol played a role in this horrific accident.
Horrific accidents such as this one come with complicated legal questions, such as who is legally responsible for the deaths and injuries to these innocent victims? Does all responsibility fall on the wrong way driver? Is the truck driver responsible for not keeping a proper lookout? These questions require experienced
personal injury attorneys
with the tools to investigate serious accidents such as this one. The Austin and Dallas personal injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins have that experience. Call us today at 214-484-1930 if you were injured due to the negligence of another person
School Bus South Of San Antonio Involved In A Serious Car Accident
May 11. 2011 11:16 by
Yesterday afternoon, 35 miles south of San Antonio in Pleasanton, a car crashed into the left rear of a school bus. The car caught on fire after the wreck, causing severe damage to the car and noticeable burning to the bus. One victim was transported to the hospital via helicopter ambulance. Fortunately, it appears that no children were on the bus and no other injuries were reported. A video of the car accident scene can be viewed below.
Another Wrongway, Drunk Driver Fatality in DFW
April 18. 2011 15:02 by
A Plano woman is in critical condition after her car was hit by a wrong-way driver on Highway 121 in Grapevine. The car wreck occurred at approximately 11 p.m. last night, when a Chevrolet SUV driving north in the southbound lanes struck the unidentified Plano woman's Toyota sedan. Both drivers were pinned in their vehicles and required rescuers to remove them. It appears that drunk driving played a role, as the wrong way driver was arrested for intoxicated assault. The unidentified Plano woman remains in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital as of this morning.
Car Wreck In Arlington Claims Two Lives
March 9. 2011 10:50 by
At approximately 6:30 A.M. this morning, a black Lexus SUV was involved in a fatal single car accident on Interstate 30 near Arlington, Texas. For reasons unknown at this time, the automobile left the roadway, where it then flipped before stricking a bridge support beam. The vehicle's driver and passenger both died after being ejected from the SUV. To learn more about the accident, click
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Wilson rosclair & Lovins can help. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Protect Your Rights: Automobile Accidents
February 8. 2011 09:43 by
I want to introduce a new blog feature called “Protect Your Rights.” As the name suggests, we intend to use this blog to provide readers beneficial information. This feature will provide practical information, such as what steps to take in case of an auto accident, to larger policy issues, such as tort reform. If you have any suggestions for topics to be covered, please let us know. Our first entry deals with steps that should be taken following an automobile accident.
As common as automobile accidents are, people frequently fail to take basic steps necessary to protect their legal interests. Most of the time, people involved in the accident merely exchange insurance and driver’s license information with the assumption that insurance companies will take care of everything else. That assumption is not a reliable one. In fact, after an accident you may find yourself fighting your own insurance company in addition to the driver of the car that hit you.
The safer assumption is that a lawsuit will be required to get the compensation you deserve. Hopefully this is not the case, but always plan for the worst. So, to protect your rights, it’s important that you (or someone with you if you are too injured to do so) act like an investigator and gather as much information as possible at the scene of the accident. Insurance and driver’s license information is important, but it’s merely the beginning. Make sure you get the contact information from all witnesses and passengers in the accident because we will certainly want to talk to them. While gathering this information, be sure not to make any statements to anyone as to how you believe the accident happened. Even an “I’m Sorry” can be used against you as an admission of fault. You will have your chance to tell your story at a later date.
Be sure to call the police, and once they arrive, politely but forcefully request the officer to make a report. If you don’t request the report, officers may choose not to do the extra paperwork. Moreover, some police departments will not complete a report unless requested. Don’t rely on the officer alone to document the accident scene. Use your cell phone or camera to take pictures of the damage to all cars involved. Also, if it is possible and doesn’t place you in danger, take pictures of the accident scene and the positions of the car at the time of the accident. The exact positions of the car at the time of the accident can be very helpful in proving fault. Lastly, if you suspect drug or alcohol use by the other driver, make notes of exactly why your suspicions were raised and certainly bring those suspicions to the officer’s attention.
This certainly is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the steps you need to take in every car accident, but it is a general starting point. To further help you, print out the Accident Information Form linked below. In a time of chaos that often follows a car accident, it can serve as a reminder of the steps to take, as well as provide you a place to document the information you need to collect. So, print out the form and place it in your glove box and the glove box of all your loved ones. And if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at
Accident Download Form
Weather Related Crash Takes The Life Of 19 Year Old Plano Teen
February 7. 2011 20:01 by
Another tragedy is directly related to the severe weather in Texas over the last week. A nineteen year old Plano teenager, died in a car accident when the car he was driving spun out of control on the icy roads near Austin before striking an 18 wheeler. His car then struck the retaining wall, and the commercial truck struck a second vehicle. Fortunately, no one in the second car was seriously injured. Three passengers in the car that lost control were also injured, but it is unclear at this time the severity of their injuries and their long term prognosis. More on this tragic accident can be read