Powderly, TX – 2 Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US 271 N
Powderly, TX (September 4, 2019) – A drunk driving accident claims the lives of two on US Highway 271 North.
According to reports, at approximately 10:45 p.m. on September 2, emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of US Highway 271 and Farm to Market Road 2648.
40-year-old Amanda West was traveling along the Highway in a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe when she failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign. As West’s Tahoe proceeded through the intersection, it collided with a northbound motorcycle.
The two occupants of the motorcycle, who were identified as 71-year-old Carl Oldham and 68-year-old Deborah Oldham, were ejected from their vehicle. Both individuals incurred fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Ms. West was subsequently arrested for intoxication manslaughter for this incident.
At this time, the collision remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of both Carl Oldham and Deborah Oldham. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Each year, over 600 motorcyclists lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents on Texas roads. Although motorcyclists account for less than 1% of traffic on roadways across the country, they are involved in over 15% of fatal collisions.
Surviving family members are often overwhelmed with grief as they come to terms with the tragic loss of their loved one. Sadly, families are left to deal with stacking medical and funeral expenses related to the incident. Thankfully, our state enables surviving family members to file wrongful death claims to obtain compensation and justice from those at-fault.
Our reputable Texas wrongful death attorneys from The Benton Law Firm have helped families across the state obtain millions of dollars in compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens incurred as the result of these horrific accidents. If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligent or reckless acts of another person, contact our skilled and knowledgeable Texas accident injury attorneys at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a free consultation today. Our personal injury attorneys in Texas are available any time to discuss legal options available for your case.
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