Laqueta Stone, Kenneth Stone Injured in Rhome, TX, Truck Accident
Rhome, TX -- June 2, 2017, Laqueta Stone and Kenneth Stone were injured following an accident where their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler.
Texas Department of Public Safety investigators came to the scene of the accident at around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Texas Highway 114 and Shale Creek Boulevard.
Police officials reported that 59-year-old Laqueta and 51-year-old Kenneth were in a passenger vehicle traveling along Highway 114 when they attempted to turn left onto Shale Creek, reportedly with a green arrow. As they crossed oncoming lanes, they were struck by an 18-wheeler driven by Amandeep Mangat.
Both occupants of the passenger car had to be extricated from the vehicle before being taken to John Peter Smith Hospital via helicopter. Mangat was not injured.
Police did not report any charges or citations following the accident. Investigations are ongoing.
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I don't think anyone needs an attorney to tell them that it's illegal to run a red light. The issue here is that it needs to be determined why this truck driver failed to yield to the traffic signal. Our firm has handled hundreds of truck accidents over the years, and we've seen everything from your typical drunk or texting driver all the way to drivers watching full-length movies on a tablet.
But Figuring these kinds of things out isn't exactly a walk in the park. Many people make the mistake of waiting for police to finish their investigations. The problem is that most police departments simply don't have the time, experience, or tools necessary for investigating a commercial vehicle properly. Many factors in these accidents can be very subtle and difficult to detect if the investigator doesn't know to look for them or doesn't have the technology to find it.
For this reason, I always advocate that people gain the aid of a 3rd party investigator to look into their accident. Someone who has years of experience dealing with these accidents can ensure that any and all possible factors contributing to an accident--however unlikely they may be--are thoroughly considered. In doing so, victims and their families can be equipped with the tangible evidence they need to prove a trucking company is liable for an accident and get the justice they deserve for their pains.
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