Parker County, TX (January 10, 2023) – Authorities across Parker County were dispatched to the site of a traffic crash on Monday morning that ended in injuries. At around 7:30 a.m. on January 9, crews were notified of a crash that occurred on Farm to Market Road 51.
According to law enforcement, a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling west on Old Springtown Road. As the driver attempted to turn southbound onto Farm to Market Road 51, her vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler.
The driver of the vehicle, Melanie Scott, was fatally injured. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A 10-year-old involved in the accident suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Fort Worth.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope the child injured in this accident recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Melanie Scott at this time.
Fatal Truck Crashes in Texas
A truck crash can change your life forever. Unfortunately, there are countless instances where innocent people suffer debilitating injuries due to the reckless and negligent actions of other people. Some of the leading causes of truck crashes that we see here in Texas include:
- Speeding drivers.
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs.
- Drivers who are impaired by alcohol.
- Drivers who fail to yield to others.
- Drivers who are distracted.
Regrettably, hundreds of truck accident victims and the passing away as a result of the injuries they suffer. When victims lose their lives as a result of fatal truck crashes, families are able to pursue legal action against the parties who are responsible. When it comes to truck accidents, they are far more complex than typical vehicle accident claims. In truck accidents, there are multiple parties who can be held liable for the accident taken place.
In most instances, the truck driver is held accountable for their actions. This is typically due to a driver who is speeding or engaging in other reckless actions. If a trucking company engaged in reckless hiring practices, it may also assume liability. Additional parties can include the cargo loading company, the maintenance company, or the part manufacturer. It is important that you seek legal guidance right away to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal truck crash, our Texas truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young are here to help. Not only do our legal advocates have a wealth of experience dealing with personal injury claims for truck crash victims, but we also offer personalized attention and truly individualized representation. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our Texas law firm today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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