• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: September 2021

Garland, TX (9/6/2021) – A woman was killed and a child was injured after a driver ran a red light in Garland on Monday.

intersection crash

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. near Shiloh Road and Northwest Highway. 

A Honda Accord driven by 37-year-old Bobby Lee Murphy drove through a red light at an intersection and hit a silver Toyota that was headed west on Miller. The Accord also struck a Honda CRV that was also stopped at the red light.

The driver of the Toyota was killed at the scene. She was identified as 28-year-old Karla Rico. 

Her son, 10, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A woman driving the Honda CRV had minor injuries but was released at the scene.

Murphy was sent to the hospital with serious 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.

Negligent Driving Lawyers

Running a red light at a traffic stop is a violation of Texas roadway laws, and a clear indication of negligence.

If someone commits an act of negligence, and it results in a death, the family may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. For the situation above, Murphy’s negligent actions led to the death of a mother and her son injured. No family should ever have to suffer, especially if the accident that caused their injury was avoidable.

If you need to discuss a fatal accident case with a personal injury lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 405-1263 or contact us online to discuss your injury or wrongful death claim.


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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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