UPDATE: Axtell, TX – 1 Killed and 1 Injured in Two-Car Crash on State Hwy 31
Axtell, TX (July 27, 2019) On the 25th of July, a two-car crash happened on State Highway 31, near Farm-to-Market Road 2311. A 63-year-old man named James Stanton Jr. was turning onto State Highway 31 in a Ford SUV when he failed to yield the right of way for other vehicles. As a result, he collided with a Toyota pickup truck. The accident happened at around 10:00 a.m.
When emergency crews responded to the accident, they found a 16-year-old passenger inside of the Toyota dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota sustained injuries and was rushed to the closest hospital for treatment.
The accident is still being investigated by authorities.
Our thoughts are with the 16-year-old’s family at this time, and we wish the injured driver a fast recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
In 2018, approximately 398 people lost their lives in accidents caused by distracted driving throughout Texas. Unfortunately, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents throughout the country. Distractions come in many different forms, and not every driver has the same intentions. However, it only takes a few seconds of being distracted for a major accident to occur and take somebody’s life.
At Benton Law Firm, we have assisted numerous clients over the past two decades with their wrongful death lawsuits, especially after losing their loved ones in accidents caused by distracted driving. Our Texas wrongful death and personal injury attorneys work hard on behalf of our clients because we believe in justice. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878 if you lost someone or sustained injuries in a car accident.
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