A two-vehicle accident on a rural road in Texas has led to the death of
a man from Portland and fire damage to both vehicles. Police reports indicate that the
fatal collision happened before 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 15.
The 35-year-old man was driving south in a Cadillac on Farm-to-Market Road
136 when, just north of Bayside, he encountered a 33-year-old Brownsville
man driving a truck north. The two vehicles collided head-on and were
The Cadillac driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on
the scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the truck survived the
wreck and was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment.
He claims that the
car accident occurred as he drove around a curve on the road as it went over a hill.
As he rounded the turn, he asserts that he found the Cadillac in his lane.
He claims to have attempted to maneuver around the car but did not have
enough time. The man is expected to have surgery on his ankle.
Individuals who have been hurt by the carelessness, negligence or illegal
action of another party might be able to file a personal injury suit to
recover compensation. Not only may the injured individual seek redress
for medical bills and lost wages, but financial awards covering intangible
losses such as companionship may be sought by their close relatives and
those who depend on them. The representation of an attorney may be obtained
for those who want helpful legal advice and assistance in any negotiations
or appearances before the court.
Source: Victoria Advocate , "Portland man dies in fiery wreck in Refugio County", Bianca Montes , November 16, 2014