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2 Men were Killed in a North Texas Crash

Dhruv Jatkar2 weeks ago

Two men are dead following a two-vehicle collision near Byson, Texas.

About the Fatal North Texas Crash

According to News Talk 1290, 63-year-old Ricky Don Broom of Perrin was traveling eastbound in a Ford pickup on Wednesday, February 28 around 5:20 p.m. when he crossed the median and drifted into oncoming traffic.

A driver in the westbound lanes, 58-year old Dennis Leroy Bennett of Jacksboro, attempted to avoid Broom’s vehicle by driving into the ditch. The two vehicle collided in the ditch.

Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene. Broom died of his injuries at a later time in the hospital. They were the only occupants of the vehicles.

Texas Car Crash Statistics for 2017

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
  • In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
  • Forty percent of of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.
  • There were 57 total pedalcyclist fatalities in 2017 in the state of Texas.

Five Vehicle Safety Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has several recommendations for staying safe when driving, including:

  • Never drink and drive
  • Avoid distraction and being mindful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Check for vehicle recalls
  • Keep an emergency repair and first aid kit accessible
  • Change lanes to give space to any law enforcement officers

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve. Our team of injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

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