Crandall Woman Killed in Auto Accident Caused by Cow on U.S. 287
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 14-Mar-2013
A car accident involving cattle in the road left a Crandall woman dead on Wednesday morning in Goodlett, Texas.
The young woman was identified as 21-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins.
According to authorities two vehicles were involved in the collision on U.S. 287 outside Childress County. The SUV that initially struck the cow in the road was occupied by Hopkins and the driver. After hitting the cow in the roadway, officials believe Hopkins got out of the car. When a second vehicle struck the cow, the impact provoked the second vehicle to crash into the young woman.
The driver of both vehicles did not sustain injuries as a result of the livestock accident. The cow was killed in the auto accident.
In the state of Texas, livestock is regulated by local stock laws, which govern cows, horses, bulls and other animals. Fencing is one method that owners use to help prevent regulated animals from sparking serious injury accidents and even death.
Although stock laws are meant to help protect drivers, local stock laws can vary, making it important to consult with an experienced stock law attorneys, well-versed in the various laws in your area.
If you’ve been injured in a Texas auto accident involving a regulated animal, call our stock law attorneys in Texas for a free initial case evaluation today. Our team of attorneys, assisted by on-staff investigators, can help uncover important details related to your accident and local stock laws where it took place, while helping you seek fair compensation for hospital and medical bills and loss. We care. We can help.
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