Dallas, TX – DART Bus Crash with Truck Takes One Life at Lawnview Ave & Scyene Rd
Dallas, TX (December 24, 2022) – One person has died as a result of a truck accident that took place in the Dallas area. At around 9p.m. on December 17, the Dallas Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on Lawnview Avenue.
According to law enforcement, a DART bus was traveling on Route 218 when a truck ran through the intersection of Lawnview Avenue and Scyene Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
The crash resulted in a power line being knocked over, causing a small fire in the grass nearby.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire.
Firefighters went to work on removing one victim from their vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as an adult male.
Two people on the bus suffered injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
The DART police are investigating the accident.
We hope both people hurt in this accident recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the person who died in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
In 2021, 4,480 people lost their lives as a result of vehicle accidents in Texas. Hundreds of these people were involved in accidents involving semi-trucks. Trucks and large commercial vehicles increase the severity of injuries that victims involved in accidents will suffer. This is due to the size and weight of these massive vehicles.
If you lose a loved one as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. The first thing you’ll have to do is determine who is at fault for the accident. If the truck driver was at fault, you may be able to file a claim against the trucking company.
If the truck driver was not at fault, you may still be able to file a claim against the trucking company if they were negligent in hiring or training the driver. You will need to show that the company knew or should have known that the driver was not fit to operate a commercial vehicle.
In some cases, even if neither the truck driver nor the trucking company is at fault, you may still be able to recover damages from another party. For example, if defective brakes caused the accident, you could file a claim against the manufacturer of the brakes.
If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is important to speak with a Dallas wrongful death attorney who can help you understand your legal options and who can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you have been injured in a Texas truck accident, get the legal guidance and help you need from Goudarzi & Young. With decades of experience, our attorneys are committed to helping our clients receive justice for their losses. Proving our extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to handling truck accident claims, our lawyers have previously won the largest truck crash verdict ever awarded in American history. Contact our Texas truck accident lawyers today for your free consultation at 800-256-5169.
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