Red Light Running Causes Four Car Accident

Authorities are still investigated what may have happened when a four car accident left three hospitalized in Lufkin Sunday afternoon.

Officers report that the Chevy Truck and a Jeep that were involved in the accident were sitting at the stop light on North Raguet awaiting to get on the 103 highway. The multi car collision occurred when a Gold Aztec SUV, coming from the 103 off ramp, was hit by a Scion traveling South at the intersection.

The collision sent one of the vehicles into the direction of the Chevy and Jeep where significant damage occurred to all vehicles involved.

Police know that someone ran the red light, but conflicting reports from the drivers all point the finger at one another claiming they themselves had the right of way.

Ultimately police will sort it our once those who were taken to the hospital can be questioned.

If you or someone you know is involved in an accident, contact an accident and personal injury lawyer immediately.

Don’t get caught in a he said she said battle, get the justice you deserve and the represention by one of Dallas’ many premier Personal Injury Law Firms.




Man Convicted in Towing Diaster

Man Convicted in Towing Diaster

The family of deceased Denise Polinchak can finally have some closure in their case against the man that killed her.

Robert Wickham, 56, was convicted on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence and additional summary. He will be in a state prison for four to eight years.

The incident occurred in March of 2011 when Polinchak was having her car towed because of issues she was having with her brakes. While Wickham was sitting in the driver’s seat of Polinchak’s car with the door open, the car accelerated striking Polinchak with the open door and knocking her to the pavement. Polinchak would eventually die hours later at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. It was determined by prosecution that Wickham had consumed three 24-ounce cans of beer before he was dispatched by his employer.

Denise Polinchak’s death was unexpected, unwarranted, and at the hands of negligent actions. The pain it undoubtedly brought her family cannot be explained to anyone unless they have been misfortunate enough to go through it themselves. The recovery process can be long and painful, and though a specialized attorney cannot bring people such as Denise Polinchak back, but an experienced injury lawyer in the Dallas area can make sure that you are taken care of legally and financially. Get in touch with a personal injury/ wrongful death attorney to help you with these troubling times.

Drunk Driver Kills 2 Then Attempts to Flee Scene

A drunk driver killed two, injured others, and had the audacity to try and flee the scene of the crime.

The accident happened last Tuesday night at the intersection of Military Parkway and Jim Miller Road. Reports say 34-year-old Leodegario Hernandez Juarez of Irving ran a red light in his Ford F-150 causing him to slam into two other vehicles.

The accident left debris everywhere along the intersection as impact caused one of the cars to slam into a pole leaving it completely totaled.

Reports claim that the suspect then got out of his truck and attempted to flee the scene of the accident. That is when witnesses chased and tackled Juarez to the ground until police officials could arrive.

Tragically the two that were killed in the accident were identified as 49-year-old James Carr and 43-year-old Lashun Russell of Dallas. Additionally, an 8 year old child is currently being treated at the Children Medical Center and is listed to be in critical condition.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else in or near Dallas, TX, contact a Dallas attorney that specializes in wrongful death claims right away.


Typing and Driving, a Policeman’s Kryptonite

Typing and Driving, a Policeman’s Kryptonite

Police officers are undeniably and rightfully given rights that the normal citizen does not have so that they can better protect and serve their communities. However, when these additions conflict with their ability to protect and serve, when do we say enough is enough?

As technology, and more directly, phones, become a daily necessity, new laws are being written and enforced that react to this new obsession. One of those is texting while driving in which more and more people are receiving citations of breaking such a law that indisputably distracts a person’s ability to safely drive. Without directly declaring hypocrisy, an Arlingon, Texas news station has investigated and published results declaring 18 accidents in the last year which were the results of police officers typing in their on board computer while driving. Texting is scary enough, but typing demands even more attention and thus less ability to carefully drive. One woman driving with her child reports sitting at a light where she saw the policeman clearly distracted on his computer as he was driving towards her car. She tried to stop him by waving her hands but was unsuccessful in her efforts as the policeman’s car collided into hers. Luckily no one was hurt, but in other cases the victims have not been so fortunate.

While police departments and even the Mayor of Arlington maintain that this is not an issue to be concerned with, national police trainer Keith Wenzel argues differently stating, “I mean every police department that says they don’t have a problem with driving – distracted driving – or crashes has their head in the sand – every single police department has an issue.”

Though measures have been taken to find a solution to this problem, with the Chief of Police making changes to the department’s written department that will now require policeman to pull over and stop when they use their on board computers, it is undeniable the reality of this issue. No one argues that it was never any policeman’s intention to collide with someone while typing and driving, just as no one argues that it is never someone’s goal to collide with someone while texting and driving, but the truth of it is that if a trained policeman can fall victim to an accident, so too can just about anyone at probably even a greater likelihood.

If you or someone you know has recently been involved with such careless and negligent actions, get in touch with your attorney now so that the healing can begin and the maximum compensation can be attained. You may have just fallen victim to an accident, do not let yourself fall victim to the insurance providers as well.

Fort Hood Soldier Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Fort Hood Soldier Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Timothy Laurence Singleterry was pronounced dead at 2:41p.m. at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center after a tragic motorcycle accident in Dallas, TX.

The accident occurred a little after 2 p.m. in the 400 block of south Fort Hood St. last Sunday.

Reports say the 37 year-old was riding his motorcycle northbound when a white Dodge Charger making a left onto southbound traffic unknowingly crossed paths with his motorcycle Singleterry’s Motorcycle clipped rear end of the Charger sending him off his bike and into oncoming traffic. Authorities say that the driver of a Honda Civic was unable to avoid the motorcyclist and tragically ran him over.

While the Killeen Police Department is still investigating the accident, our condolences go out to the family he leaves behind.

If you or a loved one is injured or even worst killed in a motorcycle accident, contact an accident and injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents in the Dallas, TX area immediately. While nothing can bring back the memory of a family member, holding the guilty party accountable can at the very least put you one step closer to closure.


Dallas Man Losses His Life in Hit-and-Run

Donnie Jeffrys lost his life early Sunday morning in a hit and run collission.

The accident happened on westbound I-175 near Haymarket Road at about 6:45a.m. The Toyota Corolla Jeffrys was driving was rear ended as he was giving a family friend a ride to work. The unidentified vehicles contact caused the Corolla to spiral out of control and slam into a center divider killing Jeffrys on impact and injury the passenger.

The second car as nearby surveillance video shows that the car continued as if nothing happened and took off from the scene.

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Police are still investigating the tragedy and are asking that if anyone who may have been in the area and have any information regarding the accident to contact officials immediately.

Loosing a loved one can be tough, loosing one to anther individuals negligence and disregard is tougher. If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, contact an injury and Wrongful Death attorney in the Dallas, TX area and get the justice you deserve.

2 Car Crash in Forsyth County Killed One

2 Car Crash in Forsyth County Killed One

Monday night, a devastating car accident involving two cars in Forsyth County killed one person.

The N.C. Highway Patrol reported that a 2002 Honda Sedan veered right off Mountain Street near Doe Run Drive around 10:15 PM. The car lost control and then spun back across the roadway and crossed the center line hitting a passing 1993 Honda Sedan.

The driver of the passing struck vehicle, Dallas Cade Hunt, 19 was taken to the hospital and treated for serious but non life threatening injuries.

The driver’s car however continued down the embankment and flipped over killing the driver that has not yet been identified by police. The Highway Patrol reported that there was no indication of speed or alcohol but investigators are still looking into what could have been the exact cause of the accident. The family of the victim is still trying to be properly located and no charges have been filed.

If you or a family member suffers an injury in a Texas auto accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in the Dallas area.  The Parker McDonald, P.C. law firm is a personal injury law firm located in Dallas, TX with some of the most dedicated and successful injury attorneys in the city of Dallas.

Victim of Car Accident Couldn’t Get Through to 911

A Dallas resident, Kelvin Crowe made multiple attempts to reach 911 after his fiancé was injured by a car rear-ending their vehicle on Interstate 45. He reached busy signals and never got through to the call center after 4 attempts.

Crowe proceeded to get out of the car to flag down a vehicle when he was hit by a passing car and suffered a broken arm and severely bruised leg. Seeking medical attention, Crowe finally reached 911 from another passing car’s cell phone.

Dallas City officials say that it is not possible to reach a busy signal and there was no record that his call ever got to the call center. A city statement expects that it was a problem with Crowe’s cell carrier, however T-mobile denied that there was a problem.

It is unsure as to as to the exact reason why the calls placed to 911 were never successfully made.  All victims of auto accidents caused by the negligence of another driver in the Dallas area should contact an experienced Dallas car crash attorney for a free legal consultation.

$1M Bugatti Crashed Into Lagoon on Purpose?

See the crash for yourself.

A Texas driver will appear court latter this month facing insurance fraud allegations for purposefully driving his $1M Bugatti into a lagoon.

The driver, Andy House, claimed to be going down the highway outside of Houston when he dropped his phone under his seat. As he reached down to retrieve it, he claims that a pelican sitting on the road forced him to swerve the vehicle off and into the lagoon.

Because there are only a several hundred of these vehicles in existence, the Bugatti is known as one of the rarest cars in the world. Making the insurance policy issued just weeks before the accident reportedly worth over $2.2 Million.

The video, which has been viewed by over 3 Million on youtube, was recorded by car enthusiasts passing by coincidentally at the moment of the accident and is being used as the primary piece of evidence against the driver.

As the video shows and as Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. claims in their lawsuit, no pelican was visible at the tim and the drivers appears to show no attempt to hit the brakes. Additional the insurer claims to have an informant that says they were offered cash by House to steal and set fire to the rare Bugatti.

Whatever outcome may come of this bizarre case, lawyers are going to be called upon  from all sorts of different directions and luckily Texas is full of capable and experienced attorneys. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or is getting the run around form your insurance provider, contact an experienced injury and accident lawyer at The Parker McDonald Dallas office.

Police Officer Saves Life in Texas

Police Officer Saves Life in Texas

Sarah Beaty, owes her life to a fast thinking Texas police officer Philip Standefer.

The officer from Lubbock, Texas was reportedly investigating a small car accident and getting information from the witness(Beaty) when an alleged drunk driver crashed into a neighboring police car, sending the police car hurdling towards the officers and witness. Standefer explained “I knew that she didn’t see the car coming.”

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Beaty explained her gratitude for the police officer and said “Thank you doesn’t really cover the fact that I’m here and talking,”

After Standefer pushed Beaty out of the way, he barely escaped the hurdling car and suffered minor injuries to his leg including severe bruising and pulled muscles. The police officer stated that he was just doing his job to serve and protect people, and that he was very glad he got an opportunity to do so.

The driver of the accident was arrested on the scene.