• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: March 2021

Abilene, TX (3/13/2021) – A major vehicle wreck left one driver dead, rest of his family injured Saturday afternoon in Abilene.

The accident happened around 1:05 p.m. at US Hwy 36 and Blackburn Road. A Challenger was headed north on Hwy 36 at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles on the two-lane road. The Challenger tried to pass a pickup truck headed north when they both approached the Blackburn Road intersection. A vehicle headed in the southbound lane forced the Challenger back in its lane, causing the Challenger to clip the truck in the rear. The truck  veered off the road and hit a tree.

The Challenger went off the road and also caught fire.

The driver of the truck, 39-year-old Mark Rogers, was killed at the scene.

Rogers’ wife and three children, 8, 10 and 11, were also in the vehicle and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Challenger, 59-year-old James Wells, was also taken to the hospital. 

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

Driving with Negligence

Negligent driving is wholly apparent in the situation above. Speeding and recklessly passing vehicles on a two-lane road almost always leads to accidents. The Challenger was forced back into his lane and clipped a truck, causing multiple injuries to a family and the death of a father. Because of this, the victims are entitled to a wrongful death claim and personal injury claims.

If you or a loved one were a victim of a car accident, or have suffered a wrongful death, it’s important to seek legal assistance from experienced Board Certified lawyers at Sutliff & Stout. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, call Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: My Fox Zone 

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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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