Three-Vehicle Accident Kills 80-Year-Old Texas Man

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 3-Oct-2011

A three-vehicle accident outside of Robstown, Texas resulted in the death of an 80-year-old man, Friday, officials said.

Authorities believe the man ran a stop sign, which sparked the accident and left his passenger critically injured as well.

Pronounced dead at the Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, Robert Alvin Gerdes had be driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra when, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers believe, he failed to stop at the intersection on the access road off U.S. Highway 77.

Alice resident, Virginia Simmons, 54, was most recently listed with incapacitating, critical injuries. She was a passenger Gerdes’ truck.

Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Bridges was driving a 2011 Ford F-250, when he struck Gerdes’ pickup truck on the driver’s side. Gerdes Toyota then collided with a 2005 Honda Accord. While Bridges was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries, the driver of the Honda was uninjured in the Texas three-car accident.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car accident, call our accident lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of our 11 law offices in Texas for a free consultation today.


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