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Crash on 287 Sends One to Hospital

A crash that occurred last Thursday, April 25, 2013, sent one woman to the hospital. At about 8:15 A.M., a woman driving a Toyota was stuck from behind while traveling southbound on Highway 287. First responders with the Wichita Falls Fire Department were on the scene immediately. The driver of the Toyota was pinned in the vehicle. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get her free. The Times Record News reported that she sustained injuries, but there is no word on her current condition. Cleanup crews had both lanes of southbound U.S. 287 shut down while they cleared the scene.

The identity of the victim has not been released. In addition, no information has been reported about the driver of the other automobile. The Times Record News did report that at least two vehicles were involved in the crash. There is no word yet on why the unidentified driver rear-ended the woman in the Toyota. Law enforcement officials have not released any details about the cause of the wreck either. Could distracted driving have been a factor? Was the unidentified driver following too closely?

Since very few details have been released, this wreck may still be under investigation. Even if law enforcement or other investigative officials are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, the victim should still contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can keep up-to-date with investigative developments. An experienced lawyer can also make sure that all potential investigative avenues are being explored. In addition, an attorney can also help victims deal with insurance companies. It is not uncommon for an insurance company to offer an inadequate initial settlement. A skilled car accident attorney can be a victim’s advocate during this difficult time. Victims may be facing hospital bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in a wreck, contact the experienced attorneys at the Altman Legal Group for a free consultation. Large insurance companies can be intimidating to deal with, especially after a traumatic car crash. They may even try to offer a small settlement at first. Victims need to focus on getting better and getting back to their real lives. Let an experienced attorney handle the details. Call (940) 761-4000 to make an appointment for a free consultation. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the victim of this crash a speedy and full recovery.

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