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.
Fatal Trucking Accident In East Texas
May 3. 2011 10:10 by
An Omaha, Texas man was killed this past Sunday when his truck crossed the centerline and collided with an 18 wheeler. The accident occurred on Highway U.S. 259 just north of County Road 3340 in Morris County, when the truck driven by Mr. Jerry Ray Smith, 58, drove into the path of the 18-wheeler driven by Jared Woolsey White, 28, of Mount Pleasant. Both men were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center for treatment, where Mr. Smith was pronounced dead. Mr. White, the driver of the 18 Wheeler, only sustained knee injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident with an 18 wheeler, call the trucking accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930 for a free consultation.
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.
Dallas Man Fatally Struck By DART Bus
January 23. 2011 18:32 by
A 53-year-old man, wearing a hooded jacket, was fatally struck when he stepped off a DART bus directly in the path of another DART bus exiting a Downtown transfer center. He was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The bus driver hit the brakes but was unable to avoid the man. No one else was injured. Read more about this fatal accident here.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck due to the negligence of another driver, call the attorneys at WTL for a free consultation. Call today at 214-484-1930.