Amarillo Vehicle Accident Report: January 2019

Police Officers Responding To A Car Accident At Night

Amarillo experienced many automobile accidents in the month of January. At Tormey & McConnell, P.C., we believe in bringing awareness to our community about previous automobile accidents that have transpired. If residents are informed about local collisions, it may encourage motorists to use additional caution when operating their vehicles.  

If you or a loved one sustained injuries and property damage caused by the careless actions of another driver, our Amarillo car accident lawyers can advise you on your claim. In order to conclude whether or not you are eligible for compensation, our team of attorneys will need to examine the various aspects of your case. Every case is unique, which means compensation will vary depending on the seriousness of your injuries and other circumstances.

Below is a vehicle accident report on some of the unfortunate collisions that occurred in January.  

Six People Involved in RV Accident, Three Killed  

An accident on I-40 close to Shamrock killed three people and left three children injured. A 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Elizabeth Johanson, 35-years-old, was traveling on slick roads at a high speed when she lost control of her vehicle. Johanson “slid across the center median and into westbound traffic where the vehicle was broadsided by a 2005 Safari Cheetah RV headed west,” according to ABC 7.  

Adam Johanson, 35-years-old, who was a passenger in the Explorer, and Elizabeth Johanson, both died later at Shamrock General Hospital. Another passenger, a 10-year-old girl, also died at the scene.

Man Hit Parked Car, Pronounced Dead at the Scene

A man is dead after hitting a parked car on 2400 block of North Hughes Street. Armando Garcia-Rivera, 28-years-old, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe when he lost control and hit a parked 2011 Kia Sorento. The crash caused the Tahoe to roll on its side.

Garcia-Rivera died at the scene. The Amarillo police say that speed, alcohol, and the fact that Garcia-Rivera was not wearing a seatbelt all contributed to the deadly crash.  

Two Men Experience Injuries After Train Accident

Two men were taken to the hospital after an accident with a train on U.S. 60. The Randall County Fire Department stated, “A Ford F-250 traveling south on Johnson Ranch Road did not clear the train tracks in time and was struck by a westbound freight train.”

Single-Vehicle Crash Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

In Armstrong County, a single-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a young boy. Kayla Close, 18-years-old, was driving on US-287 when she “veered off the roadway into the center median about two-miles of Goodnight,” according to ABC 7.

She attempted “to get back on the road, but she lost control and the vehicle rolled over,” ABC 7 reported.

Close had a 12-year-old passenger in the vehicle who suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Contact Our Professional and Reliable Attorneys

Scales of Justice Stock PhotoAt Tormey & McConnell, P.C., we believe in helping injured car accident victims receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. Seeking compensation for what you have suffered can be challenging without legal counsel. Compensation may be available for any injuries and property damage you endured, which can help cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and various other expenses.

Our firm is built on experience and a willingness to fight against insurance companies to obtain fair compensation on behalf of injured victims. We are passionate about helping those who have sustained injuries caused by the negligent actions of another driver.

The Amarillo car accident lawyers at Tormey & McConnell, P.C., have helped numerous people fight for their legal rights after enduring injuries due to a collision. Call our law firm today at (806) 355-2700 or fill out our free case review form. Let us go to bat for you.

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