Riesel, TX – 1 Officer Killed and 1 Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Hwy 6
Riesel, TX (October 12, 2019) A fatal pedestrian accident happened on Highway 6, not far from Waco. On the night of October 11th, Deputy Matt Jones and Riesel Chief of Police Danny Krumnow were helping a driver on the side of the highway when a Mazda hit them.
When emergency crews arrived at the crash site, they found both officers suffering from injuries. Unfortunately, Deputy Jones sustained fatal injuries despite help from the paramedics. A medical helicopter transported Chief Kumnow to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waco for treatment of serious injuries. Medical professionals claim he is in stable condition and expected to survive his injuries.
The driver of the Mazda also sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident, but they believe the rain may have caused the Mazda to hydroplane and strike the two officers.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim Deputy Matt Jones at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
Studies show that one out of every four car accident fatalities is a result of hazardous weather. About 46 percent of these car accidents occur because of rain. When vehicles hydroplane, drivers temporarily lose control and may accidentally crash into other vehicles or pedestrians.
At The Benton Law Firm, we defend the rights of families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, through no fault of their own, we can assist in filing a wrongful death claim. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys have spent nearly two decades effectively helping families win large settlements and paying for all post-accident expenses. Contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878 if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident.
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