Port Lavaca — 1 Person Dead, 3 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Texas State Highway 35
Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 8:58 pm by Williams Hart
Just before 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, one person was killed and three others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Calhoun County, Texas.
According to initial reports, Martin Islas was driving a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck southwest on Texas State Highway 35, near Port Lavaca, and was followed by a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was driven by 41-year-old Roberto Delossantos.
Meanwhile, Juan Ellierh Bravo, 23, was traveling northwest on the highway when all of a sudden, he fell asleep. As a result, he drifted into the southbound traffic lane and struck the Ford pickup.
The Ford pickup skidded to a stop in the south bar ditch. The Expedition continued northwest, striking the front left of the Chevrolet pickup with the front left of the Expedition. The Expedition became disabled and skidded to a stop in the northbound traffic lane. The Chevrolet entered a side skid, rolling into the ditch on the north side of the roadway.
Martin Islas was pronounced dead at the scene. Two occupants in the Chevrolet pickup, identified as Eloy Franco Bautista and Francis Lee Williams, were both transported to Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Juan Ellierh Bravo was also injured and transported to Citizen’s Medical Center in serious condition.
The crash still remains under investigation.
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 like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and 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 specific kind of car accident that is incredibly deadly is a head-on collision. The reason why a head-on collision is said to be incredibly deadly is because of the increased force that is sustained by both vehicles. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they account for over 10% of driving fatalities. Some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision are spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death.
Car accidents, especially head-on collisions, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/head-on 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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