• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: October 2019
Investigators Looking into Fatal Westheimer Road Crash

Dallas, TX (10/30/2019) – A man is now dead after a head-on collision on the Dallas North Tollway.

Chaz Thames was driving north in the southbound lanes of the Tollway when he collided head-on into a Nissan Altima early Monday morning.

The driver of the Altima, 57-year-old Melvin Taylor, was killed. 

Thames, 30, was transported to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries. 

The Tollway was closed for hours as police investigated the crash.

Thames was booked into the Dallas County Jail and is charged with intoxication manslaughter. He is being held on $100,000 bond. 

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

According to an NTSB report, head-on collisions account for only 3 percent of accidents on roadways, but they are more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries than any other types of accidents.

The severity of these kinds of collisions are why hiring an attorney is essential; lawyers will be able to effectively determine who is at-fault, along with taking lead on all matters regarding insurance claims, demand letters, settlements, and other legalities. 

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It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands wrongful death and the objective term of negligence.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case. 

Source: CBSDFW

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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