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Head-on Collision on Southwest Parkway

On Monday night, a head-on collision sent at least two people to the hospital in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident occurred sometime before 7:00 p.m. on Southwest Parkway, across the street from the Plex. Apparently, a blue Pontiac Vibe was going the wrong way down Southwest Parkway when it struck a Chevrolet pickup truck head-on.

Both Drivers Injured in the Crash

First responders were on the scene swiftly, and the drivers in both vehicles were taken to United Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries. There’s no word on whether or not there were any passengers in either car. Although the injuries were described as ‘non-life threatening,’ there’s no information on the extent of those injuries or the current conditions of the drivers. The roadway had to be closed for almost an hour, as crews worked to clear the scene.

Wrong-Way Crashes in Wichita Falls

At this time, we do not know why the driver was headed the wrong way down Southwest Parkway. Very few details have been released about the crash. Could it have been a case of drunk driving? Was the driver disoriented for some reason? How old was the wrong-way driver? It’s not uncommon to see elderly drivers who become confused or disoriented involved in wrong-way, head-on collision crashes.

U.S. Car Crash Facts

  • In 2013, 32,719 people were killed in car crashes.
  • An estimated 2,313,000 people were injured in motor vehicle wrecks in 2013.
  • On average, 6,337 people were injured each day in car crashes across the country.
  • In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in drunk driving crashes across the nation.
  • On average, 28 people were killed each day in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2013.

After a Car Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to somebody else’s negligent, careless or reckless behavior, you need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Victims are often out of work and in the hospital, with family members depending on them. A lawyer can be your advocate during a difficult time, when you need somebody on your side. Although you might expect your insurance company to have your back, that’s not always the case. Contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at (940) 761-4000 for a free case consultation today.

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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Two-Car Injury Crash in Wichita Falls

Earlier this week, a two-car crash in Wichita Falls sent one man to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at the intersection of Galveston Street and Jacksboro Highway. Apparently, a Dodge Durango ran a red light at the intersection and struck a Buick LeSabre. Neither the driver or the passenger in the Durango reported injuries, but the driver of the LeSabre had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

Victim Had to Be Removed From Vehicle

First responders had to extricate the LeSabre driver from the vehicle to take him to the hospital. There’s no word on his current condition or the extent of his injuries. KFDX News Channel Three did not report on whether or not the driver of the Durango was cited or if this crash was an ongoing investigation.

Failure to Yield Crashes in Wichita Falls

Failure-to-yield crashes are an all too common occurrence in Texoma and across the nation. When drivers aren’t following all posted signs and traffic signals, everybody on the road it put at risk. Risking it all to run a red light can be a dangerous or potentially deadly choice. Whether you’re just trying to get where you’re gong faster, or you’re sick and tired of sitting in traffic, think twice before you run a red light.

U.S. Crash Facts

  • In 2012, there were an estimated 5,615,000 police-reported traffic crashes.
  • 33,561 people were killed in crashes across the U.S. in 2012.
  • An additional 2,362,000 people were injured in traffic crashes in 2012.
  • One person died every 16 minutes in a car crash in 2012.
  • An estimated 12,174 lives were saved by seat belts in 2012.

After a Car Accident

After being injured in a car accident due to somebody else’s dangerous behavior, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You could be facing extensive medical bills, time off from work and costly property damage. On top of everything, you might find your insurance company to be a little less than easy to deal with. Let your attorney handle the details, while you get back to your normal life.

Although very few details were released about the crash on Jacksboro Highway, the team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the injured victim a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Icy Conditions on Texoma Roadways

The New Year brought cold, wet and icy conditions to the Texoma area. Car crashes across Wichita Falls have been blamed on the icy conditions, but officials are quick to point out that a variety of different factors contribute to crashes in slick conditions. Drivers are encouraged to exercise additional caution if they have to travel or commute in cold and icy conditions, and no matter what the roadway conditions are like, drivers should never be texting behind the wheel.

Multiple Wrecks in Wichita Falls

KFDX News Channel Three reports that there were a total of seven jackknifed semi trucks in the Texoma area. Additionally, there were 47 wrecks with non-drivable cars that had to be towed. Another 54 wrecks left cars in operating order, so drivers could take their cars home from the crash scenes. A variety of wrecks occurred on or near overpasses and bridges, which are notorious for freezing before other parts of the roadway.

Driving Too Fast for Conditions

One of the biggest reasons for crashes in icy weather is driving too fast for conditions. If you’re on icy roads, you need to adjust your speed. You can’t expect to go the normal speed limit safely. Slow the car down, drive defensively and remain alert for other motorists who may be in trouble. Give cars in front of you plenty of room, in case you need to stop in an emergency situation. Slowing down to an appropriate speed for the weather conditions helps to keep roadways safe for everybody.

Underestimating the Danger

Underestimating the danger involved in icy conditions was another factor contributing to wrecks last week. Officials report that drivers may get too comfortable when some areas of the road remain unfrozen. Another problem was texing behind the wheel. Distracted driving is dangerous enough under good weather conditions, but add ice to that and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Bridges and Overpasses Freeze First

Drivers are encouraged to stay home in icy weather, if they can. If they can’t, they’re reminded to slow down, pay attention and remember that bridges and overpasses freeze first. Exercising additional caution in these areas will help to keep roadways safe for drivers and their passenger occupants.

If your or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a dangerous, negligent or distracted driver during icy weather, contact the skilled personal injury team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a case consultation today.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form