• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: July 2020
head on collision

Belton, TX (7/14/2020) – A head-on crash in Belton left one man dead and a woman injured Thursday, July 9.

The accident happened on Sparta Road when Jacob Allen Smith, 27 attempted to pass another car when he collided head-on into a Mercury Sedan driven by James Sexton, 42. Sexton was headed northbound on Sparta when he was struck by Smith’s pickup truck.

Sexton was killed at the scene. His passenger, a 20-year-old woman, suffered incapacitating injuries and was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

Smith remained in the Bell County Jail Monday, facing a list of possible charges including intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid/serious bodily injury, and failure to stop and render aid/death.

Texas Car Accident Lawyers

A heartbreak reality occurs every day – people get in car accidents. Injuries occur, deaths happen, and insurance companies are contacted. What we don’t always know, however, is how the car accident happened or why it may have happened. Regarding the situation above, the passengers injured may have a right to contact the insurance company in response to the accident.

It’s important to seek legal counsel after an accident so as to be protected the best you can. At Sutliff & Stout, our Houston injury lawyers have the experience and resources to help you and your family during this difficult time. If you were injured during a car accident, call personal attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your case.

Source: KWTX

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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