Suzan Headrick, 56, was killed Tuesday in a crash involving three vehicles and a trailer. It happened in the southbound direction of West Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas, around 7:00 p.m.
According to police, Headrick was driving a 2018 Ford Expedition and towing a trailer, and a family member was following her in a 2011 Chevy Silverado. The two vehicles pulled onto the shoulder and stopped to check the trailer attachment. That’s when a Lubbock Power & Light 2012 Ford bucket truck crashed into the back of the Chevy Silverado, pushing it into the trailer. Headrick was killed at the scene. Three passengers in the Expedition suffered moderate injuries, and the driver and a passenger in the Silverado also suffered moderate injuries. Those five injured people were transported to UMC. The driver of the bucket truck suffered minor injuries.
In Texas, parents, spouses, and children of someone killed in a crash are allowed to file a wrongful death claim against the person or company who caused the crash. It is important for the family members to act quickly and hire an attorney in order to preserve evidence. Our law firm has extensive experience investigating the cause of crashes like these. We can be on the scene of the crash the day we are hired, along with an accident reconstructionist. The scene needs to be surveyed extensively to record skid marks and gouges in the road. This data is critical in proving where the vehicles were when the crash happened. Additionally, surveillance footage from nearby businesses needs to be obtained before the DVRs overwrite the video. Lastly, the driver’s cell phone needs to be preserved so that a cell-phone expert can tell if the driver was using his cell phone at the time of the crash.