Series of collisions kills Texas woman, injures 3 others

According to reports, a 41-year-old woman from Calvert was killed on Jan. 6 in a car accident that involved four other vehicles, including an 18-wheeler. The collision occurred around 8:45 p.m. on Interstate 45 just two miles south of Buffalo when a Dodge Journey crossed over the median.

The investigation shows that all four cars were traveling the same way on the interstate; when the Dodge crossed the median, it reportedly caused the other cars to suddenly brake. The 18-wheeler then crashed into the vehicles from the rear.

The driver of the rig was not injured in the accident, but three other individuals were injured. Two drives were treated at St. Joseph Health Center, and a third was treated at East Texas Medical Center. All were said to be in stable condition with debilitating injuries. The woman who died was a passenger in the Dodge.

It is probable that the extent of their recovery times may take a while and might require physical therapy or additional medical treatment. Since it is unclear what caused the Dodge to suddenly lose control, police may find that a specific circumstance lead to the series of collisions. For example, it is possible that a defective auto part, distracted driving or impaired driving caused the driver's loss of control. Authorities might discover that a different situation, such as hazardous road conditions or debris on the road caused the vehicle to cross over the median. Sometimes injured parties might hire a personal injury attorney to assist with the case in order to seek compensation to help with medical expenses.

Source: KWTX, "Central Texas Woman Dies In 4-Vehicle Interstate Crash", Paul J. Gately, Jan. 7, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response
Contact Us Today

Contact The Law Office Of Carl Knickerbocker, P.C. Call me as soon as possible. The sooner you call, the more I can do to help you.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Austin Office
8200 N. Mopac Expressway
Suite 295
Austin, TX 78759

Austin Law Office Map

Georgetown Office
1801 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628

Phone: 512-943-7551
Fax: 512-943-0653
Georgetown Law Office Map

Round Rock Office
1490 Rusk Road, Suite 103
Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 512-948-2552
Round Rock Law Office Map