Police investigators reported that two individuals died in a traffic accident involving eight vehicles on the Saturday afternoon of October 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to Police Corporal Tracey Knight, a car first rear-ended the back of a pickup truck on a southbound service road of Interstate 35 west near East Felix Street. The initial crash spurred a series accidents involving six vehicles in all. Two people died in the car involved in the initial crash. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified one of the occupants as 20-year-old Fort Worth local Manuel Alvarez; the driver who died has yet to be named.
Others involved in the accident sustained serious, but not fatal injuries.
Our thoughts and condolences from all of us at the Woodson Law Firm go out to those affected by the recent accident.
Arlington resident and former Tarrant County corrections officer Jeffrey Holland has been sentenced to 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine for the hit-and-run death of 28-year-old Ladrieka Waggoner.
According to police, on the night of October 14, 2012 Holland was driving along I-30 from a bar to a strip club when he hit Waggoner, who was walking along Beach Street in east Fort Worth. Holland knocked her into a guardrail and fled. She was found dead at the scene the next morning.
The jury found Holland guilty of causing an accident involving injury or death, which is considered a third-degree felony in Texas and is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison. As part of Holland’s probation, he must serve 120 days in a lockdown facility and was also ordered to erect a memorial at the accident site.
Our accomplished team of attorneys at Woodson Law Firm fights hard for the rights of victims of car accidents. Call us at 817-338-0303 to see if we might be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.