Lubbock — Woman Killed, Several Others Injured in Multi-Vehicular Accident on West Loop 289
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at 8:03 pm by Williams Hart
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, a woman was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicular accident that occurred in Lubbock, Texas.
According to police reports, Suzan Headrick, 56, was traveling along West Loop 289 when nearing the intersection of 50th Street, she stopped in the outside lane to get out and inspect the trailer connection. She was being followed by a family member in a pickup truck.
At the same time, an LP&L bucket truck collided with the pickup truck that was behind Headrick and the trailer. As a result, the pickup was pushed into the trailer, and Headrick was also struck.
Headrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the passengers in Headrick’s vehicle received moderate injuries and were brought to University Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the family member’s pickup and passenger also suffered moderate injuries and were also taken to UMC. The driver of the LP&L truck received minor injuries.
An investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In 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.
A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rear-end collisions, 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 (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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