Lufkin, TX (6/22/2020) – A crash in Lufkin killed one person and left others injured Friday morning.
The accident happened around 11:15 a.m. when a green, single-cab pickup truck was going northbound on Old Union Road was going at speeds of 100 mph. The pickup continued onto Pershing Avenue and failed to stop for a line of traffic at the intersection of Bynum Street. The pickup then crashed into a Kia and caused a second wreck into a Mitsubishi.
The driver of the pickup, identified as 47-year-old Darrell Trent Williams, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The three people in the Kia were driver Gale Sibley, Neva Smith and Betty Phillips. Sibley and Phillips were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Smith did not report any injuries in the crash. Carlos Gonzalez, the driver of the Mitsubishi, was also not injured in the crash.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Texas Is an At-Fault State
In Texas, drivers involved in car accidents always include someone who is at-fault, meaning that there is an individual who caused the accident to occur. In the case above, two seperate accidents occurred, resulting in a three-vehicle wreck. Because of this, the insurance company in contact with those at-fault could face claims of wrongful death and personal injury. However, insurance companies are only looking out for their best interests.
The best way to make sure you are treated fairly after your car accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. 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.
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