• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: April 2021

Smith County, TX (4/10/2021) – A woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck six miles east of Tyler on Saturday.

The accident happened on State Highway 31 when Rhonda Lynn Goodrich, 52, attempted a U-turn with her Toyota Venza. Her car was then struck by a Toyota Tundra driven by 53-year-old Jack Byron Pierce.

Goodrich died at the scene.

Pierce was taken to a Tyler hospital for treatment of injuries.

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

U-Turn Accident Lawyers

Not all U-turns are illegal; however, there’s a right way and a wrong way to execute a U-turn on Houston roadways. To understand the correct way, you must recognize and understand the laws that pertain to U-turns. Unfortunately, when drivers are in a rush, they would rather perform a negligent U-turn than drive up a few blocks where it’s safe to do so. The same concept applies to passenger vehicles when another driver is making a U-turn. Regardless of fault, U-turn traffic accidents can be a scary experience.

After a U-turn accident in Houston, accident victims turn to Sutliff & Stout. Our U-turn accident lawyers bear a proven track record in helping injured victims sort out their lives after a devastating event as such. Whether you have questions about who’s responsible for your medical bills or whether you should accept an insurance settlement, our team can help you make conscious and effective decisions.

Call the Board-Certified attorneys at Sutliff & Stout by calling (713) 405-1263 or completing our contact form today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out how we can help you. We strive to ensure you receive the answers you need to feel reassured about the legal process moving forward.

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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