Abilene, TX – Mutagaa Smith Killed in Crash on TX-36
Abilene, TX (December 28, 2020) – An automobile accident in the Abilene area claimed the life of one man early Monday morning. On December 28, emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Texas State Highway 36.
Reports from authorities show that at approximately 5:10 a.m., 46-year-old Mutagaa Smith was driving north on Texas Highway 36 in a white Mazda sedan when his vehicle collided head-on with a white 2018 Chevrolet pickup truck near the area of Blackburn Road.
Smith was trapped inside his vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who was affected by this fatal collision.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Car accidents in the state of Texas have an overwhelming impact on the lives of numerous families. In fact, more than 270,000 injury accidents occur in our state annually. Although we would like to think that every person involved in a crash is able to get the medical treatment they need to recover from their injuries, this is not the reality of the situation. Instead, more than 3,600 people injured in these accidents end up passing away each year.
Although we can take various steps toward ensuring the safety of other motorists sharing the road, we cannot guarantee that others will act responsibly while sharing the roads with us. Many victims involved in collisions end up losing their lives of being injured in accidents that are completely avoidable. Statistics show that around 80% of all fatal collisions are a result of driver error. When drivers are intoxicated, distracted, or engaging in reckless behaviors while driving, they place others at extraordinary risk of being harmed. Not only do families face overwhelming mental and emotional consequences after losing loved ones, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end of life expenses. If you have been impacted by a fatal car accident, you should seek legal guidance from a Texas wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of a fatal collision can greatly improve your chances of recovering and getting the justice you deserve. Texas car accident attorney Tara Gilmore-Low at Low Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families move forward after losing loved ones in completely avoidable accidents. Although there is no amount of compensation that will ever make us whole again after a tragic loss, having the resources available can help those impacted by fatal car accidents move forward and cover the financial burdens they face. Contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Abilene at (325) 455-1889 to see how our team can help you. Schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine the best legal options available to get you the justice you deserve.
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