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New Braunfels — Motorcyclist Killed After Losing Control, Struck by Oncoming Cars on Interstate 35

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 7:17 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, a motorcyclist was killed in a tragic vehicular accident that occurred in New Braunfels, Texas.

According to initial reports, Tyler Muennink, 30, was driving a motorcycle along Interstate 35, near the Walmart Distribution Center, when all of a sudden, he lost control of his motorcycle. As a result, the motorcycle crashed, and Muennink was struck by two oncoming vehicles.

Muennink was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of those vehicles that struck Muennink were not injured and are not facing any criminal charges.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Tyler Muennink. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular 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.

Motorcycle accidents, a type of vehicular accident, are common despite the fact that motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 5,286 people died in motorcycle accidents. In the same year as well, it is reported that motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving motorcycles, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in motorcycle 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 (713) 352-7071 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.


New Braunfels — Worker Fatally Shocked While Cleaning Windows at First Baptist Church

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 10:15 pm by Williams Hart   

A male worker is dead after he suffered an electrical shock while cleaning the exterior windows of a local church in New Braunfels, Texas on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

According to the New Braunfels Police Department, William Robert Alston, 53, was part of a team of contractors who had been hired to clean the windows of First Baptist Church, located in the 700 block of West Cross Street. He was using a long pole in cleaning the windows when the pole came in contact with the nearby power lines. As a result, an electric shock traveled down the pole and injured him.

First responders to the accident found Alston suffering from injuries associated with an electrical shock, and he was rushed to Christus Santa Rosa where he later died.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of William Robert Alston. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a workplace accident. Workplace accidents are relatively common in the United States. According to statistics, 5,147 workers were killed on the job in 2017 in the country (3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers). This can be interpreted as more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.

In addition to this, there were 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in the calendar year 2017, with 971 from that number (or 20.7%) being in construction. In other words, one in five worker deaths in 2017 were in construction. The leading causes of private sector deaths in the construction industry — which are referred to as the “Fatal Four” — are falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for about 59.9% of the construction worker deaths in 2017.

Workplace accidents are undeniably devastating for the victims and their respective families. That is why, if you are a victim of a workplace accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Workplace accident lawyers are always present, and they will be more than willing to 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.

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.


New Braunfels — 4 People, Including Infant, Rescued After Head-On Collision on Texas State Highway 46

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 9:18 pm by Williams Hart   

At around midnight on Saturday, March 30, 2019, four people, including an infant, were rescued from vehicles after they were involved in a head-on collision that happened in New Braunfels.

According to authorities, the 19-year-old driver of a Toyota pickup truck was swerving in the southbound lanes of Texas State Highway 46 when he suddenly entered the northbound lanes and crashed into a Chevy Malibu head-on. The impact caused the truck to roll over onto its driver’s side.

The 23-year-old driver of the Malibu and her infant passenger were trapped in the car until witnesses and first responders rescued them. The driver of the pickup and his 22-year-old female passenger were also trapped and rescued by first responders.

The occupants of the pickup were brought to Seton Hospital in Austin while the driver of the Malibu was flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition and the infant was brought to Resolute Hospital as a precaution.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Sadly, they are not the only ones who are affected by a vehicular accident. Car 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.

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 to 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.

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.


New Braunfels — Man Dead After Crashing Motorcycle into Utility Pole on Denise Drive

Posted on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 9:33 pm by Williams Hart   

A motorcyclist was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened at around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in New Braunfels, Texas.

According to initial reports, the 24-year-old motorcyclist was driving in the area of Denise Drive and Pams Path when he lost control of his 2015 Harley-Davidson and crashed into a utility pole. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and as a result, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash caused a brief power outage to the nearby homes, but the power was ultimately restored.

The New Braunfels Police Department’s Traffic Unit is still investigating this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified motorcyclist. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a vehicular accident. 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.

Motorcycle accidents, a type of vehicular accident, are common despite the fact that motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 5,286 people died in motorcycle accidents. In the same year as well, it is reported that motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving motorcycles, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in motorcycle 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 (713) 352-7071 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.


New Braunfels — Bicyclist Critically Injured After Crash on Interstate 35

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 11:45 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, a man was seriously injured after his bicycle was struck by an oncoming vehicle in New Braunfels.

According to New Braunfels Police, the 21-year-old driver of a Chevy Cruze was exiting Interstate 35 when at the 3200 block, on the southbound frontage road near a Pilot truck stop, he struck a 55-year-old bicyclist. The bicyclist suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was promptly brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Chevy Cruze, on the other hand, was uninjured.

It is great to hear that though the bicyclist’s injuries are serious, he will still survive. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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.

An accident involving a bicycle is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is one that is more common than anyone is inclined to think. In fact, the NHTSA reports that roughly 677 people died and about 38,000 were injured in bicycle crashes in 2011. However, since bicycle riders are not required to register their bicycles or get a license, the number of fatalities and injuries may actually be bigger. Additionally, about 90% of all bicycle injuries are never officially reported by police agencies. Because of this, the exact percentage of bicycle accidents, fatalities and injuries because of bicycle accidents will be difficult to determine.

Vehicular accidents, especially bicycle accidents, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/bicycle 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 (713) 352-7071 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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