UPDATE: Lubbock, TX – Brenda Castorena Killed and 2 Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on 4th Street
Lubbock, TX (April 8, 2019) On the afternoon of April 6th, a two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of 4th Street and Toledo Avenue at around 3:40 p.m. According to the reports, a 71-year-old man driving a pickup truck with a trailer connected to it collided with a passenger vehicle for unspecified reasons.
When the paramedics arrived, they found 18-year-old Brenda Castorena suffering from life-threatening injuries and transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, she did not survive her injuries and passed away at the hospital despite life-saving measures. The 71-year-old pickup driver and his 22-year-old passenger also suffered from injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Emergency crews had to shut down some of the lanes in the 4600 block of 4th Street. The crash is currently under investigation to determine what led up to the incident.
We send our condolences to Brenda Castorena’s family at this time. We also hope the other two injured victims are able to recover from all injuries.
Vehicle Accidents in Texas
In 2017, statistics show that about 3,700 lost their lives in vehicle accidents in Texas, which increased by 10 percent from the year prior. Unfortunately, the leading causes of fatal accidents are always some form of negligent driving, which includes using cell phones, grooming, conversing with passengers, falling asleep, and more.
At Benton Law Firm, we help families who have lost loved ones file wrongful death lawsuits to gain compensation for all damages and losses. Our experienced wrongful injury attorneys have the tools required to help families avoid being held financially responsible for another party’s negligence. If you have been injured in an accident or someone you love has died in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us at 214-219-4878 to find out if you have the right to compensation and schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled personal injury attorneys.
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