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Officer attended teen’s graduation after fatal accident

Lieutenant Eric Ellison of the Orange County Police Department in Texas had the difficult assignment of telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie that his parents died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a pickup truck, according to FOX 13 on June 1. As a show of support, Ellison attended the teen’s graduation ceremony a few days later.

According to an interview conducted with Ellison by local news channel KBMT, telling Portie about the tragedy that ended his parents’ lives was one of the hardest things he has ever had to do.

The pickup truck driver who caused the accident is facing two counts of manslaughter.

When an accident occurs through no fault of your own, the consequences can be devastating–especially if the accident results in the loss of your loved one. The legal team at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth is dedicated to representing accident victims and their families against those who caused them harm. Call us at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more about taking legal action after an accident.

Two teenagers killed in Shallowater two-vehicle collision

Two teenagers were killed in an automobile accident in Lubbock County, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on April 27.

According to reports by the Department of Public Safety, Justice Chavez, 17, was driving a two-door Pontiac that also carried 16-year-old Alicia Ramos when the vehicle was hit at the intersection of Country Road 6100 and Farm to Market Road 179. Chavez was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while Ramos succumbed to her injuries later at the University Medical Center. The Pontiac was crashed into by a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Douglas Fairbanks and carrying his 10-year-old son. The Truck was traveling northbound on FM 179 when it hit the teens’ vehicle.

Shallowater principal Tom Johnson said that students gathered at the high school in remembrance of the two students. Chavez played for the high school football team and received an honorable mention as a defensive lineman in an all-District competition last season.

Truck crashes into convenience store, kills woman

Twenty-four-year-old Fort Worth resident and mother Sylvia Zazueta perished after a truck crashed into a Star Food Mart at around 2 p.m. last Tuesday, March 31, according to dfw.cbslocal.com.

Police officers took the 19-year-old truck driver, Isaac Adams, into custody on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter. According to preliminary police investigations, Adams’ truck was going between 80 to 100 miles per hour at the time of the accident. He lost control of the vehicle while attempting to make a turn onto Lancaster Avenue from Riverside Drive and crashed into the convenience store. Reportedly, Adams was involved in a minor accident minutes before and fled the scene, which spurred the secondary crash into the Star Food Mart.

Fort Worth firefighters stabilized the building to stave off collapse concerns and blocked all of its entrances to discourage anyone from going inside. Seven others were injured in the accident. Zazueta was a mother of three.

Fort Worth man arrested after fatal drunk driving accident

Twenty-two-year-old Maranda Abshire, two-year-old Cruz Dominguez, and five-year-old Christopher Dominguez instantly died when they were hit by a truck driven by 53-year-old Ricardo Martinez of Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News reported on March 9.

Martinez was driving the wrong way down U.S. Highway 67 near County Road 810 and Baker Lane when the accident occurred.

Alvarado police said they arrested Martinez on charges of three counts of murder and one count of intoxicated assault. They said Martinez’s blood alcohol content amounted to .240 three hours after the accident; this is three times the state’s legal limit.

Martinez, who was taken into custody, already has convictions for driving while intoxicated in both Denton and Tarrant counties.

The Fort Worth attorneys of the Woodson Law Firm understand that you are likely suffering in the wake of a drunk driving accident–especially if you or a loved one has been injured or even killed. The challenges in this situation are great, but our legal team may work on your behalf to hold the intoxicated driver fully accountable in court. Call our offices at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more.

GM defective ignition switch death toll reaches 57

The death toll from accidents resulting from General Motors Co.’s defective ignition switch vehicles has reached 57, the total of which increased by one since last week, the Associated Press reported. The last of claims eligible for compensation are being examined if they were postmarked by January 31, the deadline for the claims process.

Those who will agree to receive compensation from GM forfeit their right to sue the automotive company.

Federal investigators found that GM knew of the presence of faulty ignition switches on a number of their small vehicles, including Chevrolet Cobalts and others, for over 10 years before finally issuing a recall in 2014.

In 2014, GM allotted $400 million to make settlement payments but recently conceded that the amount could increase to $600 million. Feinberg noted that GM already paid $93 million in claims, GM’s annual report showed.

Our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth specialize in handling personal injury cases in the area and throughout the state of Texas. Learn more about the legal services we offer when you contact our offices today at (817) 338-0303.

Forth Worth man dies in truck accident

Eighty-one-year-old Fort Worth, Texas resident Joseph Miller was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after sustaining critical injuries during a collision between his car and an 18-wheeler last Tuesday, January 27, according to reports by kwtx.com.

The accident occurred around 2:40 p.m. along the intersection of Farm to Market Road 933 and State Highway 22. The collision between the two vehicles resulted in the 18-wheeler truck landing in a roadside ditch and Miller’s car spinning out into the middle of the intersection, police officers reported. The fifty-six-year-old Joshua local Jerry Kelly was transported via ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco to treat his non-life-threatening injuries. Miller was flown to Parkland, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Should you or a loved one suffer from a truck accident that was not your fault in Fort Worth, take solace in the fact that you can count on our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm to provide you with the legal assistance you need for the best chance at recovering your financial losses. Call our offices today at 817-338-0303.

Fort Worth auto-tractor trailer crash kills one

Accidents involving commercial trucks are often devastating, resulting in significant property damage and severe injuries among occupants of the other vehicle. On December 8, a collision between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle in Fort Worth resulted in the loss of a man’s life, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Police officials reported the accident happened before 6 a.m. on Interstate 35W near Basswood Boulevard.

The police identified the deceased as 53-year-old Douglas Cusson. He was declared dead at the scene after the crash, although the police did not give any specific details about the crash itself. Two other unidentified individuals received medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

Police authorities then temporarily closed the southbound lanes near Basswood to public use for over four hours while they conducted an investigation into the incident.

The attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm extend their deepest thoughts to the friends and family grieving from this great loss.

Two pedestrians die in North Texas accidents

Two pedestrians were hit by vehicles in separate incidents on North Texas highways on Wednesday, August 13, leading to their untimely deaths, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Thirty-seven-year-old Shanta Martin died at around 4:45 a.m. on Interstate 35W near Alta Mesa Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth police are investigating her case.

Meanwhile, a Tarrant County medical examiner identified the body of a man killed on Interstate 30 near Ballpark Way in Arlington as 24-year-old Jay Wolf, who was walking along the highway when he was struck by a vehicle. This accident occurred hours before the Fort Worth incident, and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Wolf’s death.

Both drivers remained at the scene and called the police after the pedestrians were struck.

The attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm offer their deepest condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

Six Flags Over Texas denies responsibility for guest’s death

Arlington-based amusement park Six Flags Over Texas recently claimed it was not responsible for the death of 52-year-old Dallas resident Rosa Esparza.

Esperza fell from the 14-story Texas Giant roller coaster on July 19 2013. Her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in October in Tarrant County District Court.

Six Flags said an investigation found the ride had no technical effects; the company, though, installed seat belts and modified the ride’s restraining bar pads after the incident.

The Texas Giant started taking in guests in 1990 but was closed in 2009 to undergo a $10-million renovation, reopening in April 2011.

If you or a loved one have been harmed by the negligence of a business or manufacturer, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our experienced attorneys at Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth by calling (817) 338-0303 to discuss your personal injury case today.