Gardendale, TX - Three Killed in Horse Trailer Crash on FM 1788

Gardendale, TX (August 25, 2023) - Three men were killed, and three others were injured following a crash outside of Gardendale on Sunday morning, August 20. 

The deadly accident took place on Farm to Market Road 1788 as a 40-year-old Midland man was headed northbound in a pickup truck hauling a horse trailer. The driver reportedly veered into oncoming traffic, where he collided with a southbound vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Laredo man. Both drivers suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Another passenger in the southbound car also suffered fatal injuries in the collision, and another occupant of the vehicle was transported to Permian Regional Medical Center. Two juveniles traveling in the pickup were taken to Midland Memorial Hospital in stable condition. 

The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. No further information on the deadly accident has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Texas

Gardendale, TX - Three Killed in Horse Trailer Crash on FM 1788Tractor-trailers can pose a significant risk to others on the road, and statistics show that almost 11 percent of deadly collisions in 2021 involved a large truck. Almost 74 percent of these fatal trucking accidents involved tractor-trailers. It can feel almost impossible to bear the loss of a loved one under any circumstances, and it can be even more difficult when the death is caused by the reckless actions of another person. It is common for surviving families to not even consider pursuing legal action after a wrongful death as they are concentrated on grieving and getting their lives back in order. However, many will often discover that the negligence of another person resulted in the death of their loved one. If this is the case, a qualified Texas wrongful death lawyer can step in and help you construct a case in order to hold the at-fault party accountable for their role in the fatal accident. No one wants to turn the loss of their family member into a legal issue, but this is often the only way to make sure that you and your family are able to move on after a deadly accident. A wrongful death claim can provide you with the ability to move forward and recover from any unexpected expenses resulting from an untimely death. In most cases, wrongful death actions are brought by someone who was close to the deceased party. This representative is able to pursue a case and recover certain damages related to the accident. You need to consult a wrongful death lawyer to determine what compensation you are owed following a deadly accident. The legal team at Rasansky Law Firm can help you pursue compensation after a deadly trucking accident. Give us a call today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your case with a qualified Gardendale wrongful death attorney



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