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Woman And Young Boy Killed In Tragic Crash

Woman And Young Boy Killed In Tragic Crash
By: Dorothy Hyde Posted in: Car Accidents

We are learning of a crash that happened in Ellis County on January 13 that took the life of a 31-year-old woman and a 6-year-old boy. The Texas Department of Public Safety says that the crash occurred near White Rock Road in Italy and involved two vehicles.

Aside from the two who were killed, an 8-year-old girl was flown to a Dallas hospital and a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

A pickup truck that collided with the vehicle was being driven by a 33-year-old man. Police say that the pickup truck veered into the opposite lane of traffic and caused the crash. Officials are still investigating whether or not alcohol or drug impairment had a part in the incident.

At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. The families of those killed or injured are changed forever. If you need a Dallas car accident attorney, call us today and we will work out a path forward.

Texas Numbers

This is a large state and we see plenty of car accidents. During the latest reporting year, we know that there were:

  • 254,853 car crash injuries
  • 114,299 of those were serious injuries
  • 3,721 people lost their lives in crashes

Think about these injuries for a moment:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • And more

Not only do these injuries require immediate and extensive medical interventions, but they often require long-term rehabilitation for a person to make a full recovery.

Many people face life-long disabilities after a serious vehicle accident injury.

Medical costs in the aftermath of a crash can add up quickly. Even minor injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills. For major injuries, people could be facing costs of more than a hundred thousand dollars.

What happens if the insurance companies will not cover these costs?

What about other accident-related costs like lost wages if a victim cannot work?

Why They Happen

Many vehicle accidents occur because a driver is extremely negligent. This can include the following types of behaviors:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding

Regardless of how a driver’s negligence causes an injury, they should be held accountable for their actions.

If You Are Hurt

Trying to fight insurance companies and other parties involved by yourself is a bad idea. These can become complex cases and you do not want to get a lower settlement than you deserve. You can count on help from one of the most highly sought-after personal injury attorneys in the area when you call the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde.

Dottie Hyde will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an accident. This will include not only medical expense coverage, but recovery of lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages. When you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.

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