Marion County, TX – 1 Killed And 1 Injured In Fatal Car Accident On Hwy 43
Marion County, TX (August 24, 2019) On the afternoon of August 23rd, a fatal car accident happened on Highway 43, not far from Lewis Chapel Road. A Ford F-150 rear-ended a 2005 Chevy Malibu at about 1:40 p.m. The impact of the collision caused the Malibu to skid off of the roadway and roll over while the Ford struck a tree and caught on fire.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the driver of the Ford suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was rushed to the hospital for treatment. He has been identified as 61-year-old Clarence Whitaker.
Investigators are still attempting to determine how the fatal crash occurred.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased driver and the family of Clarence Whitaker.
Car Accidents in Texas
Studies reveal that rear-end collisions are the third leading cause of deaths in all traffic collisions. Rear-end accidents often take place when drivers are distracted by their cell phones, food, external noises, loud music, or other passengers. Other times rear-end accidents occur when drivers are under the influence. Drivers who have had too much to drink are more prone to disregarding traffic laws, speeding, and rear-ending other vehicles.
At The Benton Law Firm, we are constantly helping families file wrongful death lawsuits against drivers and all other liable parties. For those who have lost loved ones in accidents they didn’t cause, it’s important that they hold other liable parties responsible for covering all damages and losses. If you lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, contact us today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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