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Two Drivers Killed in Crash After Cement Spill on Texas Roadway

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Humble, TX — Two drivers are dead after a cement spill on a roadway 20 miles north of Houston caused an accident. The accident occurred a little before 5:30 a.m. on Old Humble Road near Bender Road. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office states that a cement truck from Lattimore Materials was leaving its plant when it began to lose wet cement. Selvin L. Maldonado Palacios, 19, was driving north on Old Humble Road when he drove over the wet concrete. Palacios lost control of his vehicle and jumped the median. His car hit another vehicle in the southbound lane. The driver of the second vehicle was well-known Houston gospel singer LaTonya Earl, 49. Both drivers died at the scene of the accident. Police closed down Old Humble Road to investigate the accident and clean up the debris. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the driver of the cement truck immediately stopped and attempted to aid the victims. The driver is currently cooperating with investigators. Source: NBC, Click 2 Houston Contact an Experienced Houston Car Accident Attorney  Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Texas. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.  If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Houston car accident attorneys online. Or give us a call us at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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3 Oil Field Workers Dead, 1 Injured from Gas Explosion at Chesapeake Energy Oil Well in Burleson County

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Burleson County, TX (February 1, 2020) – An oil well blowout last month killed three field workers and left one injured while they were performing maintenance on the rig. The accident occurred on January 29 around 3:30 p.m. near Caldwell.  Investigators say a crew of 11 contractors for Eagle Pressure Control and C.C. Forbes were working on a well owned by Chesapeake Energy when an uncontrolled release of natural gas caused an explosion.  One of the contractors, 38-year-old Windell Beddingfield, died immediately at the scene. His mother is seeking a temporary restraining order against Chesapeake Energy, requiring them to preserve evidence from the explosion. Three other victims suffered severe burn injuries and were airlifted to hospitals in both Houston and Austin. One of the victims, 25-year-old Brian Maldonado, underwent surgery at the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas in Austin, but died on February 1. Another contractor, Brad Hendrix, also died days later from his injuries. The condition of the third worker is unknown. Hendix’s daughter, Madison Hendrix, has sued Chesapeake Energy, Forbes Energy Services, Eagle Pressure Control, and Halliburton Co. for the death of her father. The wrongful death suit seeks $1 million for negligence, including failure to provide a safe work environment and adequate medical attention. The cause of the natural gas ignition is still under investigation by oil industry regulators. Source: Houston Chronicle, Reuters Contact a Qualified Texas Wrongful Death Attorney Today Unfortunately, wrongful deaths due to oil field injuries like this happen far too often in Texas. Police must investigate these accidents thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.  If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident like this, please contact one of our Texas wrongful death attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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3 People Killed in Separate Traffic Accidents Throughout Houston

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Houston, TX (February 11, 2020) — Three traffic incidents across the Houston metro area have left three people dead. The first accident occurred around 8:11 p.m. Monday night in the northwest part of Harris County. Two passing vehicles struck a man who ran out of the woods and tried crossing FM 1960 near Mills Road. The first driver immediately stopped and called 911. The second driver is cooperating with investigators. First responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. The second accident happened at about 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning in Needville. A man in his 60s, identified as Marcos Urbina-Sevilla, was driving east on FM 442 at Dipple Lehman Road. He crashed into a tree on the side of the road. Urbina-Sevilla was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators in Fort Bend County are still investigating the cause of the accident. The third crash occurred in Huffman at 1:30 a.m. on FM 2100 near Guy Road. A 36-year-old man was driving his pickup truck south on FM 2100. He lost control of the vehicle and veered off of the roadway. The truck hit a ditch and a fence before flipping several times, ejecting the driver. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and died at the scene. Investigators believe that impairment might be a major factor in the crash. Source: Click 2 Houston Contact an Experienced Houston Car Accident Attorney Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Texas. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.  If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Houston car accident attorneys or call us at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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One Injured After Crashing Pickup Truck into Stationary Fire Truck

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Houston, TX (February 9, 2020) – A woman is in the hospital after she crashed her pickup truck into a Houston Fire Department truck on Saturday night. The accident occurred at around 10 p.m. near the 13000 blocks of Northwest Freeway. The Houston Police Department was investigating a DWI crash on the freeway when a Ford F-150 slammed into a fire truck blocking the accident scene. The driver of the F-150 was partially ejected from her truck during the crash. She was not wearing her seatbelt.  The woman was cut out of the truck and sent to the hospital. She is currently in stable condition. At this time, investigators do not know if alcohol played a role in the accident. Source: Click 2 Houston Contact an Experienced Houston Accident Attorney Today Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Texas. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.  If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident like this, please contact one of our Houston car accident attorneys at 866-309-3499 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Man on Motorized Scooter Struck, Killed by Drunk Driver in Houston

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Houston, TX (February 7, 2020) – A 39-year-old man died Thursday night when a truck drove off of the road and hit him. The accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and Atwell Drive. Police say Carlos Lopez-Obispo, 57, drove his pickup truck on the curb of Bellaire Boulevard and hit a man who was riding a motorized scooter. Emergency services rushed the man to the hospital, who was pronounced dead on arrival. Police suspect alcohol was a major factor in the crash. A $100,000 bail was set for Lopez-Obispo, who is being charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter. The name of the victim has not been released. Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office says that the county ranks first in the nation for alcohol-related traffic deaths. So far, the trend looks like it will continue. Just two months into the year, Teare says “we already have somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 charged intoxication manslaughter or felony murder cases.” Sources: Click 2 Houston, KSAT Contact an Experienced Houston Car Accident Attorney Today Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Texas. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.  If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident like this, please contact one of our Houston car accident attorneys at 866-309-3499 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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