Harlingen crash leaves one victim

by Benjamin Treviño | June 12th, 2024 | Blog

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one driver dead. The accident happened June 9 at approximately 9:40 p.m. at the intersection of FM 1479 and FM 800.

According to DPS spokesperson Sgt. Maria Hernandez, a preliminary investigation indicates that a Toyota RAV4 was traveling west on FM 800 and a Ford F-150 Lariat was traveling north on FM 1479, approaching FM 800.

Hernandez said the driver of the Toyota failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign at the intersection and collided with the Ford.

The driver of the Toyota died at the scene from his injuries. Their identity has not been released, and the condition of the driver of the Ford was not known as of this writing.


Running a stop sign is a recognized negligence per se argument

Most people recognize that running a stop sign is an act of negligence, but Texas courts go a step further. They say it’s not just run-of-the-mill negligence, it’s actually negligence per se.

What exactly is “negligence per se?” A negligence per se allegation holds that the act done by the defendant violated a law, causing harm to someone in the process.

This means if a victim has been injured by someone who ran a stop sign, the victim can file a negligence per se car accident lawsuit against the driver, and will most likely win and gain compensation for their injuries.

Call the J. Gonzalez Law Firm

Even though a jury charge under a negligence per se argument asks a much simpler question and is much easier to win, the defendant’s attorney will still fight to sway the jury against you. That’s why you need the best personal injury attorney on your side to make sure that doesn’t happen.

The J. Gonzalez Law Firm knows all about negligence per se arguments, and we’re familiar with almost every scenario you can think of. So, don’t attempt to handle your negligence per se case on your own. We’re ready to help, if you’re ready to talk, call 1-800-CAR-CRASH.


Source: https://www.krgv.com/news/one-person-dead-after-a-two-vehicle-crash-in-harlingen


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