New Braunfels, TX – Man Killed in Car Crash on FM 725 near West Zipp RdTexas Accident News
New Braunfels, TX (March 16, 2022) – A man from New Braunfels lost his life during a car accident that occurred in northern Guadalupe County. Officials responded to the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 14.
The New Braunfels Fire Department and the New Braunfels Police Department were called to the intersection of West Zipp Road and FM 725 for a major car crash involving a pickup truck towing a trailer and a dump truck.
Police arrived at the scene and found that the dump truck had crashed into the side of the pickup truck. This resulted in the death of the pickup’s male driver. The pickup truck ended up rolling over onto the driver’s side.
The man who lost his life was identified as 84-year-old Antonio Garcia Olvera of New Braunfels. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace for Pct 1.
The driver of the dump truck, a Seguin resident, age 62, sustained no injuries in the accident. Preliminary reports show that the dump truck ran a red light headed outbound on FM 275 and struck the pickup truck’s driver side. The pickup truck was turning inbound on FM 725 from West Zipp Road.
Police in New Braunfels continue to investigate. The intersection was closed for almost 4 hours while crews worked at the crash scene.
We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Texas Car Accidents
Car accidents happen in Texas every day. On average, the state of Texas sees an auto accident that results in injuries once every two minutes and 8 seconds. In 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation found that there were 17,011 people who had been hurt in traffic accidents. That same year, the TDOT found five leading causes of car accidents. The following are leading causes of auto accidents in Texas and the number of accidents they caused:
- Distraction: 94,876 crashes
- Speeding: 136,383 crashes
- Unsafe merging: 34,157 crashes
- Failing to yield when turning left: 30,741 crashes
- Lane swerving: 36,238 crashes
Being injured in an accident is a difficult thing to go through. You may be hurt, your vehicle may be damaged or totaled, your insurance may skyrocket, and you may have been involved in a crash with other people who got hurt or even killed. On top of all of this, your injuries may land you in the hospital and force you out of work, which could result in financial problems.
New Braunfels Car Crash Attorneys
A car crash lawyer in Texas can help you learn how you can qualify for compensation for your injuries and losses. If the wreck you were involved in was not your fault, you may be able to collect compensation for things like medical bills, mental health care, vehicle repair costs, and more.
The law office of Joe Brad Brock has been helping injured crash victims recover full and fair financial compensation for decades. Contact our law firm as soon as you can to get started on your own personal injury case. Our trusted team of New Braunfels car accident attorneys possess extensive experience in providing those injured in negligent accidents with the compensation they deserve. Contact our personal injury attorney in New Braunfels today at (361)-884-1086 for a free consultation and to speak with an attorney about your case.
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