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One Individual Dead After Car Accident On SH-71

by J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys | March 12th, 2021 | Auto Accident

Wednesday, March 10th, a fatal two-vehicle crash shut down the west State Highway 71 in Travis County.

More on the Car Accident

According to local authorities, the accident occurred on the 20400 block of SH-71. While details are limited at this time, what is known is that the victim was pinned into their own vehicle after colliding with a semi-truck.

The SH-71 lanes were later reopened around 2:30 p.m., the victim has not been identified, and no charges have been filed thus far.

Analyzing the Texas/Travis County-Based Car Accident Statistics

Since November 7th, 2000, a Texan has died every single day on roadways across the state.

Based on statistical data collected by the Texas Department of Transportation, it was reported that in 2019 a total of 3,610 individuals lost their lives on Texas roadways, and 256,338 individuals suffered injuries as a result of a car accident.

Additionally, there was at least one person killed on a Texas roadway every 2 hours and 26 minutes, a reported injury every 2 minutes and 3 seconds, and a reported car crash every 56 seconds across the state.

In Travis County, there were a reported total of 20,458 car crash incidents that occurred in 2019 alone. Out of those reported incidents, there were:

    • 4,264 accidents in which 6,528 individuals possibly suffered injuries.
    • 3,743 accidents in which 5,129 individuals suffered non-incapacitating injuries.
    • 626 accidents in which 742 individuals were suspected of suffering from serious injuries.
    • 120 accidents in which 123 individuals lost their lives.

Rio Grande Valley Car Accident Attorneys Ready to Lend a Hand When You Need It the Most!

When losing a loved one unexpectedly as a result of a car accident, it can be one of the darkest times you and your family may ever endure, and the aftermath can often leave surviving family members drowning in debt. The McAllen car accident attorneys at J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys are dedicated to seek justice for your loved one and fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to seek legal help as the Texas statute of limitations will only allow you to file a claim within a span of two (2) years, starting from the date in which the car accident occurred.

Have you lost a loved one as a result of a negligent driver? Contact J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys today to set up a FREE virtual consultation!

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Source: KXAN

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