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Car collision kills Longview man in Gregg County

A two-vehicle car collision that happened in Longview, Texas resulted in the death of one individual. The accident happened around 12:16 in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 11 in the 3500 block of Gilmer Road, Tucson News reported.

Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Longview resident Brett Alan Crump. According to preliminary investigations, Crump was heading south on Gilmer Road on his 2014 Erik Buell Racing motorcycle. At the same time, 47-year-old Eugene Allen Jones was heading north on Gilmer Road in a 2015 Chevrolet 1500 truck. Jones was trying to turn left onto Wain Drive when he collided with Crump’s motorcycle.

Police pronounced Crump dead at the scene of the accident, a Gregg County Justice of the Peace said. Even though Crump was wearing a helmet as he rode, he sustained critical head injuries after the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet received a citation for failure to yield the right of way.


Two-vehicle collision kills one, injures six others

A 19-year-old individual lost her life while six others were injured after they were struck by a sport utility vehicle on Saturday, January 14 at around 1:30 a.m. on Interstate 45 on the North Freeway at Memory Lane in Houston, Texas.

According to preliminary investigations, a man had been driving an SUV along the highway’s feeder when, in accordance with later evidence that revealed he was drunk, the man veered away form the feeder and pulled into the main lanes of the highway, crashing into the side of a Toyota Rav4 that was headed north along the highway in the process. Both drivers lost control and ended up near the wall. The Toyota was carrying several young women.

The accident closed down the highway to public traffic for a couple of hours.

The drunk driving accident attorneys of the The Benton Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim, as well as hope for a speedy recovery for those that were injured.


Lynda Arnold loses life in vehicular accident

Lynda Arnold, 68, former mayor of Northlake and a Denton County justice of the peace, lost her life in a vehicular accident on January 5. Arnold wrote Trails, Trials, and Tears: The Life and Legacy of Texas Lil about her ranch, the Star-Telegram reported.

Her death occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. on U.S. Route 287 near the Blue Mound Road exit in northwest Fort Worth. According to Fort Worth police Sergeant Marc Povero, another southbound vehicle rear-ended Arnold’s vehicle. A Tarrant County medical examiner declared Arnold dead at the scene of the accident.

Arnold owned a successful tourism business, but she faced arrest on a felony charge of tampering with evidence in 2004. Although a grand jury did not indict her, she went bankrupt after the accident. According to her son, Trace Arnold, “She went the way she would have wanted, quick, painless and not long, drawn-out painful illness.” He added “There are going to be some new boots and hats in heaven today.”


Texas man charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Maine

The Maine State Police has charged 28-year-old Galveston, Texas resident Aulton Fiegel with driving to endanger, leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, and operating after suspension, in relation to a hit-and-run vehicular accident on Interstate 95 in Smyrna, Maine on Monday, November 21 at around 8 p.m. that resulted in the hospitalization of one woman.

According to preliminary investigations by Maine state troopers, 38-year-old Houlton resident Karen Lewis had been traveling north in a 2007 Toyota Camry when she was rear-ended by Fiegel’s 2016 Ford F-350. The impact caused Lewis to need to be taken to Houlton Regional Hospital to receive treatment for her minor injuries.

Fiegel left the scene of the accident but police found him on Tuesday, November 22 at a hotel in Houlton while his vehicle was found at a local garage.

We at The Benton Law Firm do our best to recover financial compensation on behalf of personal injury accident victims in Dallas or other areas in Texas. If you had been hurt in such an accident because of the negligent actions of other individuals involved, seek our legal assistance today by calling our offices at (214) 219-4878.


Murphy police chief encourages safety for pedestrians

Murphy Police Chief Arthur “Trey” Cotten emphasized the dangers of crossing the street without paying proper attention. “Serious injuries can result from carelessness and inattention. People crossing streets can be extremely vulnerable,” according to the Collin County cop.

He also commented on the state’s lack of rules criminalizing distracted driving. “Other than in school zones, we do not have what’s become known as a ‘distracted driver’ ordinance on the books. So while it is not against the law to talk on a phone or interact with a mobile device while driving, we strongly encourage drivers to put away their devices or use a hands-free system while behind the wheel.” Cotten further advised motorists: “attention to surroundings, for both the driver and the pedestrian, will go a long way in preventing accidents. Of course, wearing bright colors while walking during the day, and reflective or light colored clothing at night are extremely helpful.”

Our attorneys at The Benton Law Firm provide legal services for our clients in Dallas and other areas in Texas. We handle personal injury accident cases, such as wrongful death and pedestrian accidents, among others. Call our offices at (214) 219-4878 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your case.


Bosque County vehicular accident hurts two

Two people were airlifted to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas last Sunday, November 13 after their vehicle lost control along Farm Road 56 near Farm-to-Market Road 2490 in Bosque County at around 7:40 a.m.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant D. L. Wilson, it was not clear what the condition of the crash victims was, only that they traveled via helicopter because emergency medical respondents had consumed a considerable amount of time when trying to free them from their four-passenger car. They were reported as conscious when their helicopter left.

Wilson said the vehicle veered off the roadway as it was traveling east along Farm-to-Market Road 56, causing the vehicle to flip over.

We at The Benton Law Firm, who provide legal services for our clients in Dallas or other areas in Texas, will do our best to gain favorable results for the cases of our clients who have been injured in personal injury accidents within the state. Call our offices today at (214) 219-4878.


Friendswood car accident results in one fatality

An individual lost his life after a car accident in Friendswood, Texas on Saturday, November 12 just before 12 a.m.. The Houston Chronicle reported the accident, which occurred in the greater Houston area.

According to preliminary investigations, Joshua Parsons was driving a Camaro in the area when he rushed past a stop sign. Neglecting to yield sent him speeding into a ditch, which caused the vehicle to overturn. Parsons and the front-seat passenger, Tyler Greenig, went to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The back-seat passenger, identified as Stephen Montgomery, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Parsons and Greenig both sustained non-life-threatening injuries due to the incident. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported Parsons will be facing intoxication manslaughter charges.

At The Benton Law Firm, we see too many tragic accidents like this one. Our sincerest condolences are with the family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.


Vehicular accident kills mother helping daughter-in-law

A woman killed in a vehicular accident was trying to help her daughter-in-law who ran out of fuel. The accident occurred at the Southwest Freeway and Belfort in Houston, Texas around 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

The daughter-in-law had her 9-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter with her in the vehicle when she ran out of gas. She called her mother-in-law for help. When her mother-in-law came with fuel, and as the two of them were filling up the car, another car driving along the highway crashed into a van. When the car veered off the roadway, it ran into the family’s sedan. The mother-in-law, who was outside the vehicle, died at the scene of the accident. Her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren sustained non-life-threatening wounds.

At The Benton Law Firm, we witness tragic events such as this one far too often. Our condolences are with the family of the victim during this painful time.


Woman dies, man is injured in separate vehicular accidents

Two unrelated vehicular accidents near U.S. Route 380 in Denton, TX, resulted in one fatality and one injury on Thursday, September 15th.

Denton Police Department responded to the scene of the accident around 7:35 a.m. to attend to an unconscious man that was lying on the ground, and who appeared to have sustained a head injury. He was airlifted via CareFlite to an area hospital.

According to preliminary investigations, the injured man had been driving a pickup truck south on Egan Road and tried to cross U.S. Route 380 when the vehicle was hit by a semi-tractor trailer.

Shortly after, police responded to the scene of the accident at U.S. Route 380 and Marshall Road at around 7:50 a.m. where an 18-wheeler collided with the driver’s side of a car driven by a woman that was later identified as 75-year-old Beverly Chambers by the Tarrant County medical examiner. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.


Intoxication manslaughter charge leaves woman to serve 12 years

Thirty-one-year-old Seadrift, Texas resident Margarita Lissett Galeana pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and an accident involving personal injury or death. Her sentencing occurred on Thursday, September 15 in relation to the death of 34-year-old Emily Jean Brown. Galeana must serve two 12-year jail terms for the charges; however, she can serve her terms concurrently.

Investigators found Brown’s body in a flipped 2001 Oldsmobile after she drowned in Chocolate Bayou in Brazoria County. In a news release, Calhoun County District Attorney Dan Heard said the women were drinking in Port Lavaca prior to the crash. While navigating home, Galeana drove into the bayou after running a stop sign. She exited the sinking car and managed to hitch a ride back to Seadrift. Once home, she reported the Oldsmobile as stolen. Galeana did not mention to anyone that she left Brown in the sinking car.

If someone you love was the victim of intoxication manslaughter caused by the irresponsible actions of others, you deserve financial compensation. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the personal injury accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm. Call our Dallas offices at (214) 219-4878 to schedule an appointment with a qualified member of our legal team.

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