Hayden Stout and Tavin Benton Killed, One Seriously Injured in 18-Wheeler Crash on Interstate 40 in Oldham County
Oldham County, TX. (May 11, 2020)- 22-year-old Hayden Stout and 21-year-old Tavin Benton were killed, and a driver seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on May 5, 2020 in Oldham County, Texas. The crash occurred around 11:55 a.m. on Interstate 40 near Adrian, Texas. DPS reported that a Cadillac passenger vehicle was traveling westbound behind an 18-wheeler when the driver failed to control their speed and rear-ended the 18-wheeler. The driver of the Cadillac was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition. Stout and Benton, who were passengers in the Cadillac, were pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-wheeler driver was u injured in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We wish them a full recovery.
We send our condolences to the families of Hayden Stout and Tavin Benton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Every year, almost two million accidents are caused by vehicles rear-ending each other throughout the country. These types of accidents may result from speed, drunk driving, aggressive driving, and fatigued driving. Other times these accidents result from faulty brakes.
No matter the cause, usually the driver responsible for rear-ending another vehicle is held liable. Those who sustain injuries in rear-end accidents can file personal injury lawsuits if they were not at fault.
However, there are some instances where other contributing factors are responsible for causing drivers to rear-end other vehicles. In these matters, a personal injury lawyer is required to help prove one’s case.
At The Benton Law Firm, we tailor our services to help those who have been injured in car accidents they did not cause. We have successfully assisted thousands of clients with their lawsuits and helped them recover large settlement funds to pay for damages. If you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident, contact our office today to set up a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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