At Tormey & McConnell, we are passionate about serving our community. For this reason, we have put together a vehicle accident report that reviews some of the crashes that occurred in Amarillo throughout the month of February.
Our team hopes that this report will bring awareness to the community about the devastating effects of car accidents. Furthermore, we hope to encourage drivers to implement safety when they are behind the wheel.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries that were directly caused by the negligent actions of another driver, our Amarillo car accident attorneys can help. We have more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law and know what is necessary to build a strong case. However, vehicle accident cases are time-sensitive, so it’s imperative to speak with a lawyer immediately following an accident that was not your fault.
Truck Driver Killed in a Two-Vehicle Accident
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, a two-vehicle accident on Dumas Drive and Willow Creek Avenue killed one man.
According to the police, Ismael Espinosa-Cabrera, 45-years-old, was driving a 2007 International tractor southbound on Dumas Drive when he ran through a stop sign. Espinosa-Cabrera hit Kenneth Richard Evenson, 67-years-old, who was driving a 1993 Jeep Wrangler westbound on Willow Creek.
Evenson died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The accident is under investigation.
Two People Injured in an Accident With a Semi-Truck
An accident on FM 1541 and Claude Highway involved a semi-truck and a regular size motor vehicle. According to ABC 7 News, “The car pulled out of a parking lot in front of the truck, which was headed northbound on FM 1541.”
Two people in the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Distracted Driving Caused Multiple-Vehicle Accident on Highway 287
An accident on Highway 287 near FM 1912 southbound involved multiple vehicles. The collision was caused by distracted driving. ABC 7 News reported, “The driver of the black truck reached down to pick up his phone and ran into the back of a semi headed southeast on U.S. 287.”
Thankfully, no life-threatening injuries occurred.
Two-Vehicle Crash Killed 34-Year-Old Woman on U.S. 60
Laura Hernandez-Cervantes, 34-years-old, was driving a 2006 Ford pickup on U.S. 60 when the collision occurred. Based on the article posted by ABC 7 News, “The preliminary investigation indicates Hernandez-Cervantes tried to make a left turn from the outside lane into the center median crossover, and crossed the path of the Freightliner.”
Cary Shoults, 56-years-old, was driving the Freightliner tractor-trailer westbound in the inside lane on U.S. 60 when she hit the driver’s side of the Ford pickup. Hernandez-Cervantes died at the scene. Shoults did not suffer any injuries.
The accident remains under investigation, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Pedestrian Accident on Wolflin Avenue Is Under Investigation
A man was killed on Wolflin Avenue close to Tascosa High School. He was walking southbound across Wolflin when he was hit by a car that was traveling westbound.
The man suffered life-threatening injuries. The accident is currently under investigation.
Let Our Amarillo Lawyers Go to Bat for You
If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident that was not your fault, our team can assist you with your claim against the responsible party. The legal process is often tedious, and any missed details may result in little to no compensation. Our team will gather the necessary details to help you build a strong case.
We know how insurance companies tend to operate. Oftentimes, they will attempt to offer low settlement amounts in order to pay victims less than what they deserve. However, you won’t fall victim to their tactics when you have our experienced and knowledgeable Amarillo car accident attorneys handling your case.
Compensation can help cover medical bills, lost wages, and other costs. However, in order to determine if you are eligible for compensation, our team will need to evaluate your case. If you are entitled to compensation, the amount you receive will depend on the various circumstances of your case. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to speak with a lawyer if you were injured as the result of a negligent driver.
Let Tormey & McConnell go to bat for you.