Brandeis High School Suffers After Fatal Crash Takes Student’s Life

Two passengers are now dead after the driver’s reckless decisions behind the wheel caused the car to crash into a utility pole.

During their lunch break, a group of Brandeis High School students decided to have a little fun and race vehicles on the eastbound Loop 1604 access road. When the driver of the silver Mitsubishi Lancer tried to pass a dually truck, the dually, unaware of the cars presence, began to turn left causing the Lancer to run off the road and eventually into a utility pole.

Police reports indicate that there were three female passengers in the carwith the male driver, all of whom were taken to the University Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. However, as noted earlier, two of the passengers were not able to survive the crash and are now dead. The second death was not pronounced till the following day when the victim was taken off life support.

The deceased, identified as Gabriela Lerma and Georgina Rodriquez, are deeply missed by her peers at the high school. One of the students, senior Jacob Longoria, talked to reporters saying that when he came out of class, he saw students everywhere bawling and that “we’re hurt, for sure, we’re definitely hurt.”

Pascual Gonzalez, NISD spokesman, hopes that this tragic event serves in the very least as a message to the students of how quickly life can change. Having fun and pushing the limits has its consequences, and Gonzalez hopes that by the students realizing this harsh truth can better prevent them from engaging in such unsafe actions.

The sad reality of this incident is that it will not be the last. Whether it is through reckless behavior or sheer misfortune, accidents are a part of driving and can many times not be avoided.

In the event you are unable to avoid such an accident, procuring an experienced personal injury attorney can help to minimize the damage of the calamity. They can investigate the case, establish the responsible party, and make sure that any ensuing finances are fully compensated.

The right attorney can be the difference between lasting financial struggles and monetary comfort.

North Texas Drunk Driving Accident

North Texas Drunk Driving Accident

After leaving a Fort Worth movie theatre one night at the end of January this year, Amy Anders, 23, and a friend we’re struck by a drunk driver.

The driver, 29 Alan Michael McKinney was intoxicated when he T-boned Amy’s car, killing her instantly. Anders was almost finished with nursing school, and planned to graduate next year. Ander’s family is devastated by the loss of Amy. Her father told news reporters  “you couldn’t have asked for a better kid. I thought losing my mom was hard but losing a [daughter], there’s nothing to describe that.”

The driver, McKinney was a civilian employee since 2006 and has been suspended from his job.

Anders was laid to rest peacefully.

If you are ever injured or if you ever lose a loved one in a drunk driving accident caused by the negligent actions of someone else, contact an expert accident attorney who specializes in drunk driving cases to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Another Cowboy, Another DUI

Jay Ratliff arrested for a DUI just weeks after teammate Jerry Brown was killed in an alcohol induced accident.

Jay Ratliff, defensive linemen for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested for driving under the influence.

The news comes just weeks after the lose of teammate Jerry Brown who was killed in an accident when fellow Cowboy Josh Brent crashed their vehicle while driving under the influence.

The arrest happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning off East State Highway 114 after Ratliff crashed his 2011 Ford truck into an 18 wheeler off East State Highway 114.

According to reports, Ratliff was initially driving ahead of the truck before finding his way to the right lane and inexplicably crashing his vehicle into the semi and off the road.

Soon after police arrived they picked up the scent of alcohol on the linemen and took him in for a DWI. The subsequent tests revealed that Ratliff had a BAC of %0.16. That is exactly twice the legal limit in Texas.

Luckily neither Ratliff or the driver of the semi were injured in the accident.

If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. No person’s celebrity status should ever get in the way of you receiving the justice you deserve and an aggressive and experienced attorney can help you achieve that.

Routine Traffic Stop Uncovers Kidnapping and Robbery

A man was discovered after being robbed and kidnapped, when his two captors were pulled over in a truck for speeding in Dallas County.

Deputies pulled the truck over at 12:15 in the morning of Sunday, December 30, 2011 when 34-year-old Manuel Torres exited the vehicle and claimed to have been kidnapped and robbed following a traffic accident in Texas. The sheriff’s department says that the deputy “noticed a strong alcohol odor from the driver and began the field sobriety tests,” when Torres stepped out of the car to reveal the true situation at hand.

After the two vehicles collided earlier that evening in Dallas, TX, the suspects demanded money for the damages, then proceeded to rob and kidnap Torres. Torres told deputies that he was forced to take the two men to his house to get property to cover the damages. The deputies then searched for evidence and found money and other property that didn’t belong to the two kidnappers.

Gregory Ramos Guzman, 43, and Ruben Segoviano, 38, were being held in the Dallas County Jail, and both face charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

Early Morning Accident Leaves Two Dead

An early morning car accident in Ward County, TX occurred Monday that killed two Alpine residents and injured four more.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety stated that the two-vehicle crash occurred around 12:15 a.m. on Interstate 20. The driver of a Suburban, Robert Victorino, 59 had missed his exit. Carrying 4 passengers,  He then backed his vehicle in order to make the exit. The other driver, Jose Luis Garcia did not see the Suburban over the hill and tried to avoid the car once he saw it but failed.

Of the 5 family members in the Suburban, Robert Victorino Jr., 18 was pronounced dead at the scene and Maria Botella Victornio, 41 was pronounced dead later at the Ward Memorial Hospital.

The driver along with his younger son and daughter were taken to the Ward Memorial Hospital in ‘fair’ condition. Conditions on the passengers were not immediately available, however they are believed to be in stable condition.

Garcia, the driver that hit the Suburban was fortunately not injured, however his passenger 48-year-old Alejandro Garcia Paz was taken to the hospital and later released.

 No citations have been issued as of Monday

Bayard Man Killed in Texas Accident

A Bayard City Councilor and active community member was killed in a 5 car pile-up just outside of Pecos.

The accident happened last Friday afternoon when a dust storm created low visibility along I-20. A dodge truck towing a horse trailer was accidently rear-ended by a semi which forced several cars in an attempt to avoid an accident collide with one another.

In the end, 79 year-old Louis Baum was pronounced dead on the scene and four others were severely injured.

Baum was the owner of a popular local coffee shop called A.I.R Coffee in Bayard. Friends, family, and patrons of the community described him as an energetic and genuine person who welcomed everyone in to his shop with a caring smile.

As a minister and city councilor who organized many of the great events Bayard had to offer he will be deeply missed.

If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, please contact an injury and car accident lawyer as soon as possible and get the justice you deserve.

Woman Files Multiple Lawsuits After Being Injured In An Intersection Accident

A woman is taking recourse after she was injured in a car accident in which she is claiming a truck driver ran a red light and hit her vehicle.

Amy Wysocki has filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, David Wayne Tackett and the company employing him, H.O.T. Express Inc. The facets of the suit against Tackett involve negligence and negligence for violating the transportation code by failing to yield the right way, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to timely apply his brakes, failing to control his vehicle, failing to act and respond in a reasonable manner and for failing to control the speed of the vehicle. As for the company, Wysocki is accusing them of negligence for entrusting the truck driver or hiring and retaining an “unlicensed, incompetent and/or reckless driver.”

The cause of the grievances took place on April 10th as Wysocki was driving her 2001 Ford Explorer westbound on Jefferson Street in Gilmer. While going through an intersection, her vehicle collided with a truck who she says disregarded the red light that would have prevented the accident.

Whether or not Wysocki’s claim is true about Tackett’s alleged negligence, the reality is that accidents happen all the time with and without drivers acting carelessly. Since driving is undoubtedly a necessary risk that we all engage in, we must prepare cautiously in the event we do fall victim to such probabilities.

One way to do that is by retaining a skilled personal injury attorney who understands the pain you are going through and can help to ease that. This sort of misfortune can carry on past the physical hardships and become financial if not handled properly. The right attorney can prevent that and make sure you and your family are taken care of. 

Accident Leaves Truck Dangling Over Bridge

No it was not a scene from a movie being filmed on location, this was the real deal.

This is the 18 Wheeler Semi-Truck that was left hanging off of an I-30 Bridge over Trinity River just miles west of Dallas yesterday.

The Dallas trucker Accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. leaving all west bound lanes closed during peak morning traffic hours.

Though police reports have yet to release any information about what caused the accident, six people in total including the driver of the 18 wheeler were taken to the hospital and treated with non life threatening injuries.

The view from up top as crews clean up the wreck.

To add more complications and frustrations for drivers stuck on their way to work, ever dangerous and hazardous diesel fuel was said to have spilled everywhere from the the accident which force the closure to extend for over 5 hours.

If you or someone you know are injured in a trcuk accident or any other kind of vehicular collision, contact a personal injury and accident attorney in Dallas immediately.

Having the right representation ready from the start can make a big difference in getting the resolution you deserve.

Drunk Driving Accident Claims the Life of NFL Linebacker

Cowboy fans and players alike show their respect Sunday for the passing of Linebacker Jerry Brown

One Dallas Cowboy is left dead and another is behind bars after a car accident caused by drunk driving in Irving, TX.

According to reports, Lineman Josh Brent was driving himself and teammate Jerry Brown along Highway 114 after a night out early Saturday morning.

While there were no witnesses present at the time of the accident, according to reports Brent ran his Mercedes into a divider along the freeway causing the vehicle to flip over and catch on fire.

When police arrived they say that Brent was attempting to pull Brown out of the fiery vehicle which was soon after extinguished by the local fire department.

Paramedics rushed the unresponsive Brown to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile Brent, who managed to escape the accident with only minor bumps and bruises, failed a field sobriety test and remained incarcerated during the Cowboys narrow victory over the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend.

He is now faces a felony count of intoxicated manslaughter and is free on $500,000 bail.

The Irving Police Department is asking that if anyone has any information or may have seen the accident to contact them at 972-721-2762.



Family Reunites With Puppy After Car Accident

If you ever wonder whether Homeward Bound like miracles ever happen in real life, this is the story for you.

A Texas family is reunited with their three month-old puppy after a 100 car pile up auto accident near Dallas, TX this thanksgiving weekend separated them.

Navy Lopez, along with her 6 year-old son Ortiz and the mixed breed Bo, where driving along the I-10 Thanksgiving morning when the massive collision caused their Jeep to spin off of the road.

Thankfully Navy and her son were able to escape the wrecked vehicle unharmed. However, as they reached in to the vehicle to retrieve Bo, the startled pup ran off like a bat out of hell into the distance.

Lopez and her son searched for their lost dog for hours before deciding it was time to go home and rejuvenate after the days events.

Navy described her son Ortiz as being heartbroken over the loss of his furry companion and could not speak of anything else the entire day.

Meanwhile back at the wreckage, tow truck driver Blake Jones was clearing up the scene when he saw the slobbery ball of energy reeking havoc along the road.

Jones, determined to find his owners, took the little yeller into his truck and sent a couple of pictures to his girlfriend.

Lo and behold, through the miraculous powers of social media, she posted the pictures online and within hours an excited 6 year-old and his couch cushion eating monster were once again back together again.

Maybe not as epic as the amazing dog talking movie that occupied a lot of my time as a child, but still every bit as touching.