Armstrong County, TX – One Dead And One Hurt In Collision On SH-207
Armstrong County, TX (April 19, 2019) – On April 18, around 9:50 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a collision on SH-207.
According to reports, 36-year-old Jeffrey Butler was traveling south along SH-207 with 28-year-old Matthew Peel in a pickup truck.
The pickup truck collided with cow along the roadway. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to roll over. During the rollover, Butler was ejected from the vehicle. Butler was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.
Mr. Peel was transported to Amarillo Northwest Texas Hospital for treatment to injuries sustained in the collision.
Our thoughts are with Mathew Peel and his family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Jeffrey Butler. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Livestock Collisions In Texas
The state of Texas is known as an “open range” state. What this means is that livestock owners, in most cases, have no legal duty to prevent their animals from getting onto roadways. There are two exceptions to this rule.
For one, cow owners can be held liable for accidents caused by their animals in areas that have Stock Laws enacted. These laws are passed by local voters to ensure owners of livestock prevent their animals from entering onto roadways.
The second case where owners can be held liable is when incidents occur on state or federal highways, like the one at case here. Surviving family members, as well as the victim injured in this collision, are able to contact a car accident attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights to justice and compensation.
For nearly two decades, Texas wrongful death attorneys from the Benton Law Firm have helped clients succeed in even the most difficult cases. Our keen attention to details and knowledge of the laws ensures we are well-equipped to help those harmed get justice for their claims. Contact our law firm at (214) 219-4878 to get help now.
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