Archive for April, 2010
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
On April 1st at about 1:00 a.m., two people were killed in an overnight motor vehicle collision located off Interstate 20 in Dallas TX.
Officials from the Sheriff’s Dept. stated that the driver was travelling at a high rate of speed while attempting to exit from eastbound I-20 at Lancaster Road. He subsequently lost control of the car and crashed into a fence, knocking down a 20-foot tree. He and his passenger, James Funaro, 28 were killed almost instantly.
Car accidents that occur as a result of speeding are a serious threat to motorists in Dallas, and its surrounding areas like Garland, Plano, and Mesquite TX. If you’ve received an injury or experienced property damage as a result of a DFW or surrounding area auto accident, then you may wish to consult with an experienced local personal injury lawyer.
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Early Sunday morning, a man who already had three prior DWI convictions crashed into the rear of a sedan, killing the driver of the other vehicle and her 13-year-old daughter, police authorities reported. The incident occurred on Lewisville, Texas Interstate 35E near Vista Ridge Mall.
The driver, 30-year old John Patrick Barton of Lewisville, will be officially charged with two counts of murder and is currently being treated for injuries sustained in the vehicle crash. Although hospitalized for internal bodily injuries, police say that Barton will be immediately escorted to jail upon his medical discharge. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Kandace Hull 33, of Argyle, died at the scene. Her daughter, Autumn 13, died eight hours later at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas TX police stated.
Hull’s husband and two other children remained hospitalized with Hull’s husband suffering serious head trauma.
Research has indicated that Barton has a long criminal record that dates back to his teenage years, with convictions including burglary and speeding charges.
He was first convicted of DWI in 2001 and placed on parole for his third DWI conviction in January 2009 for an incident occurring in June, 2006.
Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents such as these are not uncommon in our local cities such as Lewisville, Plano and Frisco, TX. Many lead to devastating consequences such as serious personal injury or wrongful death. If you’ve suffered a loss or injury due to a Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex auto accident, you may wish to consult with a knowledgeable, experienced local personal injury lawyer.
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Monday, April 5th, 2010
A ban on text messaging, while at the wheel, was proposed for interstate truck and bus drivers. This is a follow up call on measures that will reduce crashes that, in many cases, have serious consequences – including fatalities.
The proposal would make permanent the current interim ban that had been announced in January, by the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, which applies to all drivers of commercial trucks and buses weighing over 10,000 pounds. A driver caught violating this ban would face possible civil and criminal penalties.
Safety advocates, as well as the government, have pushed for greater restrictions as cell phones, mobile electronics and vehicle navigation systems have become more commonplace in cars and trucks. Reports from the Transportation Dept. indicate that 5,870 were killed along with 515,000 injured in 2008 as a result of driver distraction, which, in many cases, involved the use of cell phones and other mobile devices.
A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shown that a driver who sends and receives a text message will take their eyes off the road an average of 4.6 seconds out of every 6 seconds, while texting. If the speed of the vehicle is 55 per hour, it translates into the vehicle travelling the length of a football field without the driver looking at the road. This can easily result in a catastrophic auto accident.
MVAs such as these frequently occur in our local cities such as Frisco, Plano and McKinney, TX. If you’ve suffered an injury or property damage in the DFW metroplex or Dallas TX area as the result of a car accident, you should consult with an experienced local personal Dallas injury lawyer.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Last Sunday, in Fort Worth, Hung Nguyen died around 2 a.m. after being involved in a seven-car collision on the bridge from the southbound East Loop 820 to eastbound East Freeway (Interstate 30), due to icy road conditions.
While standing next to his 2001 Honda and inspecting for any damage to his vehicle from the earlier crash, Nguyen and his car were struck by an on-coming vehicle that pushed Nguyen over the barrier, where he fell several hundred feet to the freeway below.
Police said that the pileup occurred due to icy conditions on the bridge, which initially caused two cars to collide after which a tow truck stopped to assist them. Nguyen’s Honda subsequently ran into the back of the tow truck while a black car crashed into Nguyen’s vehicle. With Nguyen outside his vehicle, he was struck by the sixth car which was then struck by a seventh car.
In Arlington, Texas police have stated that icy road conditions were also most likely a factor in the death of Paul Travis Smith, 36. That accident involved two 18-wheel tractor-trailers on Interstate 30 at Fielder Road.
In total, Fort Worth police reported 44 accidents on Sunday between midnight and 10 a.m. compared to 14 for the previous week, during the same time period.
In Dallas, 144 car wrecks were reported on city streets from midnight to 10 a.m. and 140 reported on freeways.
Unfortunately, auto accidents such as these can often be the result of poor weather conditions combined, in many cases, with a lack of judgement on the part of motorists. These accidents frequently occur in our local cities such as Irving, Southlake, and Arlington, TX, and can be quite catastrophic. If you’ve been involved in a Dallas metroplex or DFW area auto accident, you may wish to consult with an experienced local personal injury lawyer.
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