According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “There were 14,299 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2017 with 17,546 people sustaining a serious injury.” Motor vehicle accidents occur more often than people realize. For this reason, our team of Odessa auto accident lawyers at Childs Bishop & White has put together a vehicle accident report that shares some of the collisions that occurred in our area during the month of March.
With this report, we hope to encourage our community to follow all traffic laws and use safe driving practices to help reduce the number of accidents on the roads. However, we understand that collisions can still occur. If you or a loved one sustained injuries after an automobile accident that was not your fault, compensation may be available.
Multiple-Vehicle Crash on Highway 80 Killed One
An accident on Highway 80 involving four vehicles left one driver dead.
Maria Renteria was traveling westbound in a white Nissan Armada. Behind her, was Raul Martinez in a blue Ford F-150.
Lou Ellen Bradley was next in line after the Ford in a blue Chevrolet Silverado. Besi Liseh Ortez Pena was behind the Silverado in a black Nissan Xterra.
News West 9 reported, “Ortez Pena failed to control her speed and struck the Silverado, causing the Silverado to strike the F-150, and the F-150 to strike the Armada.”
Ortez Pena was pronounced dead at the scene.
80-Year-Old Man Killed on 42nd Street
A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 42nd Street and Preston Road killed one passenger and injured a driver. Based on the investigation, a white van driven by Angelo Rodriguez, 33-years-old, had the right of way when a Ford Mustang attempted to turn left, causing the van to hit the Mustang.
The driver of the Mustang, Jean Ann Emmons, 79-years-old, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Medical Center Hospital. Emmons had one passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, Ronald Parks, 80-years-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
Three-Vehicle Accident Resulted in Delays on I-20
Interstate 20 experienced major delays after a three-vehicle accident shut down every lane except for one. The three vehicles collided into one another, leaving one person injured.
Pickup Truck Collision on State Highway 191 Kills One
A driver traveling in a Ford Ranger lost control of his car when he tried to avoid another vehicle that pulled out in front of him. The Ford driver came off the highway, causing the car to roll, according to Midland Reporter-Telegram (MRT). The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries, however, the passenger in the Ford died at the scene.
Ask Robert White About Your Legal Options
At Childs Bishop & White, we have helped injured individuals in Midland-Odessa, Texas, for over 30 years. We understand how complicated it can be to file a claim to seek compensation for your losses. Many insurance companies offer low settlements initially that may not equal the damages you have experienced. Although we are unable to change the physical and emotional damage caused by a collision, we can help you receive the justice you deserve.
Compensation can help cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs related to your accident. If you experienced the wrongful death of a family member, you may be able to obtain compensation for your loss.
Keep in mind that every vehicle accident case is different, and the outcome will depend on the circumstances of your case. Call our law office at (432) 580-5421 to speak with an Odessa auto accident lawyer, or fill out our free consultation form. We are available to answer any questions you have regarding your claim.