• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: June 2020
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Smith County, TX (6/23/2020) – An 8-year-old girl is now dead after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning on Toll 49.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on Toll 49 south of Highway 64W in Smith County. Daisy Pineda, 28, was headed south in a Mazda CX5 at unsafe speeds when she lost control of her vehicle and went into the path of a Dodge 2500 pickup truck towing a trailer headed northbound, driven by Steven Joseph Worl, 69. The vehicles collided.

The 8-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pineda was transported to Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler in critical condition. A female 2-year-old child in the vehicle was also transported to Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler in serious condition. 

Worl was transported to UT-Health – Tyler in stable condition.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Sutliff & Stout, Wrongful Death Attorneys

The family of the 8-year-old girl may be entitled to a wrongful death claim due to the unlikely actions of what happened at the accident. The family may be compensated for damages such as funeral expenses, medical costs, and pain and suffering.

It’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney during a heartbreaking loss since they have the resources to help you. If you live in Houston or the surrounding areas and were involved in an accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help you understand how much your wrongful death lawsuit is worth. To schedule a free and confidential consultation about how much your personal injury claim or wrongful death claim is worth, please call or text our office anytime at 713-987-7111.

Source: KLTV

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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