Two Killed in Temple Car Accident on East Avenue H

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 31-Dec-2013

A Temple, Texas collision left at least two people dead last weekend when the driver of a pickup truck failed to yield the right of way, sparking a crash that sent four people to the hospital. Two of those injured victims did not survive the injuries they sustained and passed away after arriving at area hospitals, officials reported.

The accident occurred at the intersection of East Avenue H and South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Police said the pickup truck ran the stop light at the intersections, smashing into an SUV that was traveling through the intersection at Avenue H at the same time.

One of the people injured and the two people who were killed in the Temple care wreck were occupants in the pickup truck. One other victim of the car crash was an occupant in another vehicle involved in the crash, identified as a Nissan sedan. That occupant was transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple for the treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was killed in the wreck, was identified as 55-year-old David Smallwood, a resident of Austin.

Temple Car Accident Lawyers

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, paying close attention to other drivers, signals and the roadway is vital to protecting the passengers in one’s own car as well as surrounding drivers and passengers. Radios, GPS, mobile devices and even passengers in one’s own car can be distracting. While it may seem okay to simply take one’s eyes off the road for mere seconds, even the slightest distractions can reduce one’s ability to react to other drivers, signals, debris and hazards.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident call our Temple auto accident lawyers for a free case evaluation. While compensation can’t bring back a loved one or erase the pain accompanying serious injuries, investigating an accident, providing clear answers to associated questions and holding drivers responsible for inattention and negligence is important. We care. We can help.


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