Wylie — Mother, Daughter Injured After Road Rage Incident on TX-78
Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:12 am by Williams Hart
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, a woman, her daughter, and her granddaughter were injured after they got caught in the middle of a road rage incident in Wylie, Texas.
According to initial reports, Jessica Merritt was driving her daughter to gymnastics along with her mother, Judy Faldon. Two black trucks ahead of Merritt’s vehicle were already involved in a road rage altercation on Texas State Highway 78, and they were trying to cut each other off. One of the trucks then moved in front of Merritt and slammed on his breaks. Merritt tried to change lanes, but unfortunately, she collided with the other truck, which caused the vehicle to go off the road, through the trees, and into a ditch.
Merritt, Faldo, and the young girl sustained injuries, and they were brought to a nearby hospital where they are now recuperating.
It is great to hear that the victims are now recovering from their injuries. 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 truck is another kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a truck is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million trucks roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a truck 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 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.
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