Decatur, TX – 1 Killed And 6 Injured In Car Accident On FM 730
Decatur, TX (December 21, 2019) A fatal two-vehicle collision happened on the morning of December 21st.
According to reports, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade was speeding on a wet road and crossed into the northbound lane. A 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck was unable to brake in time and struck the Cadillac on its passenger side.
The accident happened on FM 730, not far from County Road 4181 at around 9:40 a.m.
The 20-year-old driver of the Escalade was ejected onto the road and sustained injuries. A 14-year-old passenger also sustained injuries, and a 47-year-old passenger lost her life. She has been identified as Manuela H. Pedroza. The paramedics rushed the two injured individuals to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The 37-year-old driver of the F-150 and a 31-year-old passenger both sustained critical injuries. The paramedics transported them to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.
Authorities are still investigating the collision.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Manuel H. Pedroza. Our thoughts are with them at this time. We also wish the other injured victims a full recovery.
Car accidents in Texas
Speed is the leading cause of most fatal collisions throughout Texas. In 2014, almost 350 people lost their lives in Texas because of speed-related car accidents. When drivers are speeding on wet roads, they increase their chances of losing control of their vehicles and accidentally causing major collisions.
At The Benton Law Firm, our job is to help those who have been wrongfully injured file personal injury lawsuits against all liable parties. Injured victims should be fairly compensated for injuries and other damages if they weren’t at fault for the crash. Our experienced attorneys have helped countless clients over the years win their lawsuits and pay for post-accident damages. If you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident, contact us today at (214) 219-4878.
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