• January 05, 2017

Elva de Hoyos Killed, 2 Injured in Denton, TX, Rollover Accident

Denton, TX -- December 25, 2016, Elva de Hoyos was killed and her two daughters injured following an accident where their vehicle rolled over.

Denton Police reported on the fatal accident, saying it occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of I-35 and US 380.

According to police investigations, 72-year-old de Hoyos was in a Chevy Trailblazer traveling down I-35. The vehicle went off onto the exit ramp for University Drive/US 380 and somehow lost control. The vehicle overturned several times on the ramp before eventually coming to a stop.

de Hoyos suffered critical injuries in the accident. She was rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for emergency care. She was pronounced dead a short while later. The two daughters had only minor injuries and were treated at the hospital.

It is not clear from reports who the driver was or what particular factors contributed to the accident. Investigations are ongoing.

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Time and time again I'll see accidents just like this one where a vehicle loses control and crashes off the highway. They're unfortunately very common, and a lot of times they're caused by driver error--speeding, texting, asleep at the wheel, etc. However, many people who read about these accidents assume that the driver is always the one at fault. This is an unfair generalization that only serves to further harm those affected by single-vehicle.

Single-vehicle accidents can be caused by any number of factors. Anyone experienced with car accidents knows that several of these factors are beyond a driver's control. These factors can include tire blowouts, debris in the roads, mechanical failures, defective products, etc. When something like this causes the accident, there sometimes is a third party responsible for the accident. A body shop, a product manufacturer, a truck company, the city that maintains the road, or any other entity could have created the circumstances which led to the accident.

Like I said before, these aren't the most common causes, but they have happened before and they will certainly happen again. If someone is hurt or killed in an accident, they deserve the benefit of the doubt until all details are brought to light. Condemning drivers without knowing the full story is irresponsible and only serves to make their already difficult time worse. People must reserve their judgements until victims and their families have had a chance to look at all of the information surrounding the accident.

--Grossman Law Offices


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