Edwards County, TX – UPDATE: Victims ID’d in Hwy 377 Injury Crash
Edwards County, TX (September 8, 2019) – More details have been released after a Sheriff’s Deputy was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday evening in the Edwards County area.
According to authorities, the injury crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Highway 377, near Rural Route 674. At that time, Deputy Adrian Ruiz, of Uvalde, was conducting a traffic stop when an oncoming red pickup truck hit Ruiz’s stopped patrol car. The impact of the accident then caused the patrol car to hit both Ruiz and the black truck he had pulled over.
Carlos Antonio Alanis, the driver of the red pickup truck, had fallen asleep at the wheel before the wreck occurred. First responders were on the scene to assist the victims and airlifted Ruiz to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was found to have a broken elbow and fractured femur. Alanis was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
Injury Accidents in Texas
In motor vehicle accidents statewide, more than 600 victims are critically injured each day. These horrendous accidents can have a significant effect on those involved, from serious injuries like spinal cord damage or broken bones to job loss. Thankfully, victims can contact an attorney in the case of injury and look into filing a case.
If you’ve suffered adverse effects due to the actions of negligent drivers, contact a car accident attorney in Texas. You may be able to obtain a settlement to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages after a serious crash.
The Benton Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys in Texas have helped victims for more than 20 years when it comes to getting the justice they deserve. If you were injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, contact our law firm at (214) 219-4878 to review your legal options after an injury crash.
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