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Plainview — 2 People Dead, 1 Injured in Semi-Trailer Accident on U.S. Route 70

Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 9:42 pm    

Two people were dead and one was injured in a semi-trailer accident that occurred near Plainview, Texas on Monday, June 10, 2019.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a 2004 Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 70, about four miles west of Plainview, while pulling a black semi-trailer loaded with a Bobcat Tractor. Meanwhile, a 1999 Acura with three occupants was traveling westbound on the highway.

The semi-trailer suffered an unknown mechanical failure, and as a result, it became detached from the truck, drifted into oncoming traffic, and crashed into the Acura. The driver of the Acura, 53-year-old Rosalva Dorantes, and the front passenger, 60-year-old Eduardo Dorantes, were both severely injured and brought to University Medical Center. They were eventually pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the back passenger of the Acura, 18-year-old Mary Dorantes, suffered incapacitating injuries and was brought to a hospital in critical condition.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, they are not the only ones whose lives are taken away by a car 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.

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 Houston 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 (888) 220-0640 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.


Plainview — 18-Wheeler Rolls Over, Causing Chemical Spill on West 5th Street

Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 9:14 pm    

At approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a chemical spill occurred in Plainview, Texas after an 18-wheeler rolled over.

According to the Plainview Fire Department, for an unknown reason, an 18-wheeler rolled over at the intersection of West 5th Street and North Columbia Street. This accident caused about 2,500 gallons of ethanol to spill out of the tanker of the big rig.

As a precaution, the fire department personnel set up a 1,000-foot exclusion zone, and several roads were closed until the hazmat crews cleaned up the spill.

No injuries were reported in this accident.

Investigation is still ongoing.

It is great to hear that no one was injured in this accident. 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.

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 car accidents/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 Houston 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 (888) 220-0640 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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