Fabens, TX (July 12, 2021) - A man was killed and seven more sustained injuries when a car smashed through a guardrail and drove into a crowd at a mud racing event in Fabens.
According to police, the accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11th a mile from the Mexican border.
Eyewitness accounts indicate that just as the race was beginning, a truck lost control and collided with several other cars and into a crowd of people. A total of three other vehicles were and at least eight people were involved in the accident.
All eight victims, three of whom were in critical condition, were transported by paramedics to local hospitals. One of the three critical patients, 21-year-old Willie Valadez Ramirez, died shortly after arriving.
The investigation into this accident is ongoing. It is unclear if charges will be filed.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Willie Valadez Ramirez, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Fabens
Each year, upwards of 7,500 pedestrians sustain injuries during vehicle collisions all across our state. The fact that pedestrians are not afforded the luxury of having steel cages to keep them safe makes them a lot more susceptible to fatal and life-threatening injuries. The majority of car crash victims receive injuries that require them to undergo emergency operations and spend weeks or even months trying to rehabilitate.
When pedestrians die in car accidents, they usually leave behind family members and friends who are overwhelmed by this unexpected and sudden loss. Even though there are very few things more distressing than the loss of someone you love, knowing that they were killed due to another person’s negligence makes the circumstances even more emotional.
Even though we would hope that all victims are capable of overcoming their injuries and moving forward with their lives, this is not always the case. As a matter of fact, motor vehicle collisions take the lives of over 3,600 victims every year. Approximately 17% of victims who are killed in these kinds of accidents are pedestrians.
Although money is not able to replace the lives of those taken from us so suddenly, having the economic resources that are necessary to move forward following this loss can help lighten some of the burdens that families will endure. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in Houston can help to ensure you are in the best position possible after experiencing the tragic loss of a loved one.
The Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over fifty years of experience fighting to aid bereaved families in defending their legal rights after losing family members in car accidents because of the carelessness of other drivers.
Our team is able to meet with surviving family members at their earliest convenience to review the facts surrounding their loved one’s death and to establish the most appropriate actions for moving forward.
We are dedicated to helping our clients safeguard their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their financial recoveries through a claim of wrongful death. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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