• January 23, 2017

Mandy Lee Sands Killed, Two Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX -- A multi-vehicle collision claimed the life of 40-year-old Mandy Lee Sands and left two hurt in Corpus Christi, TX Thursday, January 19, 2017.

The deadly incident occurred in the area of Old Brownsville Rd. about 10 a.m.

The report alleges a vehicle occupied by Ms. Sands was headed east when it collided with a solid waste truck. The vehicle then went on to strike a pickup truck, killing Ms. Sands at the scene of the incident. The drivers of the waste truck and the pickup both sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The cause of the incident remains unclear, however, authorities claim excessive speed may have been a factor.

The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.

The report provided no further information at the time of its release.

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This accident by no means is an open and shut case. Though the report seems to imply the deceased victim was responsible, I know from personal experience that these reports are often full of holes. Most of these reports are going off the few details provided by the police report, and contrary to what may be popular opinion, the police reports can be misrepresentations as well. Some departments are woefully underfunded, forcing them to field officers that have very little experience in investigating fact patterns. This will often lead to the media passing on bad information. Add to this the fact that some trucking companies will do all they can-including influencing the report to reflect their innocence-to alter the outcome. Not to say that all trucking companies behave this way. I am just going off the hundreds of truck accident cases I have litigated where trucking companies place their bottom line over the interests of the general public. Not only is this a disservice to the public, but it also harms the good name of thousands of safe drivers and their employers.

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