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Falfurrias — 1 Dead, 6 Injured After 6-Vehicle Crash on Texas State Highway 285

Posted on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 10:48 pm by Williams Hart    

At approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, one person was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred near Falfurrias, Texas.

According to initial reports by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer, a 2006 Kia Sedona, a 2019 Kenworth truck-tractor semi-trailer, and a 2017 Ford F-150 were stopped at the construction zone on Texas State Highway 285, about six miles east of Falfurrias. However, the 2019 Kenworth was unable to control its speed, and as a result, it struck the pickup, thus pushing it off the roadway.

Another Kenworth tractor-trailer then struck the first tractor-trailer, which caused a chain reaction. The Kia Sedona was pinned between the Kenworth tractor-trailer and the Freightliner.

The driver of the 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer, Fernando Davalos, was pronounced dead at the scene. A total of six other people were brought to hospitals for treatment.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Fernando Davalos. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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