LAWSUIT FILED AFTER A FATAL WRECK AT AN INTERSECTION WHERE THE DEFENDANT IGNORED ALL INDICATIONS OF THE UPCOMING INTERSECTION AND WHERE TXDOT HAD REMOVED A STOP SIGN AND FAILED TO PUT UP A TEMPORARY STOP SIGN
LUBBOCK, Texas – The law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman filed a lawsuit Monday morning in Lubbock County District Court on behalf of Jo Ann Newman, Heather Heinrich and Shanna St. Clair in relation to the wrongful death of their husband and father, H.V. Newman. Newman was killed Thursday July 27, 2017, when his vehicle was t-boned by a truck driven by Helena Chemical Company employee Wesley Wright. The crash occurred at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 2641 in northwest Lubbock county. In addition to Helena Chemical Company and Wright, plaintiffs are suing TxDOT for causing the crash.
A copy of the lawsuit can be downloaded here.
The lawsuit alleges that Wright failed to use reasonable care when approaching the intersection. Specifically, he passed two signs indicating a stop and intersection ahead, ignored TxDOT truck yellow hazard lights, and drove past the solid white line indicating a required stop. Furthermore, plaintiffs allege that at the time of the crash, TxDOT workers had removed the stop sign that was present at the intersection, and failed to put up a temporary stop sign.
Chad Inderman of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, the attorney for the plaintiffs, said that this was a traffic fatality that could have easily been avoided. “What you have is a driver who has all the indications of a hazard ahead, but didn’t even slow down; and a TxDOT crew who took down a stop sign without any safety measures in place. A great man was killed because Helena Chemical Company and TxDOT representatives chose to ignore obvious safety hazards.”
For further information, please contact attorney Chad Inderman of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP at (806) 776-1338.
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP is a personal injury law firm with offices in Lubbock, Austin, El Paso, Odessa and Albuquerque.