Beaumont, TX (November 15, 2022) – Two women have died as a result of a truck accident that had taken place in the Beaumont area on Sunday evening. At around 9:40 p.m., on November 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 10.
According to reports provided by law enforcement, 25-year-old Deandre Wall and 25-year-old Brandy Epps were both walking near mile marker 843 on Interstate 10. At the same time, an 18-wheeler that was driven by a 48-year-old man from Bryan, Texas, was passing through the area. For reasons unknown, the truck struck both of the female pedestrians just west of Smith Road.
Both women were fatally injured as a result of the accident. The Jefferson County Justice of peace responded to the scene and pronounced the two victims deceased. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash at this time.
We offer our condolences to the families of Deandre Wall and Brandy Epps.
Fatal Truck Crashes with Pedestrians
It is no secret that pedestrians are already at a disadvantage when it comes to being involved in motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe to fatal injuries as a result of collisions. When semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, the chances of fatal injuries are drastically increased.
Each year, hundreds of people lose their lives as a result of pedestrian accidents that take place here in the state of Texas. Quite often, these accidents are preventable. We see countless people die as a result of pedestrian accidents that take place due to drivers who are acting negligently while behind the wheel. This can include:
- Drivers who are traveling too fast in order to make it to their destinations on time.
- Drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way.
- Drivers who are using their cell phones or are distracted by other means.
- Drivers who are fatigued while operating their vehicles.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of the fatal truck accident, there may be legal options available to help your family get justice. A wrongful death lawyer in Beaumont can help your family seek the maximum amount of compensation possible by filing a legal case against the responsible party.
Following the loss of your loved one, our truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young will meticulously investigate the crash. We will identify all parties who are liable for the resulting damages that you face. We will investigate to determine if the driver engaged in some type of negligent action that led to the crash taking place. We will investigate whether the trucking company engaged in negligent hiring practices while onboarding the driver of the truck who was involved in the accident. Furthermore, we will identify if a mechanical failure led to the accident as a result of a negligent maintenance worker.
Once we are able to identify the factors leading to the loss of your loved one, we will take an aggressive approach toward demanding compensation on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation with our Texas personal injury lawyers today at 800-256-5169 to get started on your case.
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