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Man dies in South Side car accident

Posted on December 4th, 2013 No Comments

Police authorities have identified the man who was a victim of a car accident on Monday, November 25 on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas as 49-year-old Jimmy Medrano.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office declared Medrano dead at around 4 p.m. due to multiple blunt force injuries sustained during the incident when emergency medical responders and examiners tried to revive him on Hackberry Street the same day.

According to police authorities, the driver who cost Medrano his life, 31-year-old Roxanne Campa, lost control of her Toyota Avalon, veered away from the roadway, and hit Medrano, who was in a stationary position on the sidewalk near South Hackberry Street and Fair Avenue.

Fatal accident allegedly caused by tire tread separation

Posted on October 4th, 2013 No Comments

Texas resident Don Billings filed a wrongful death suit for the accident that killed his wife Cristina Munguia Billings.

On June 30, Mr. Billings was riding in the passenger’s side while his wife drove their Ford Expedition on US highway 79 when it rolled over, allegedly due to the tire’s tread belt separation.

Cristina sustained major head injuries and died on the spot. Don also suffered grave physical injuries.

The suit was filed against Continental Tire Americas and Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, October 2 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to adequately manufacture the tire.

Two passengers sue El Expresso after Panola County accident

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Two passengers filed a personal injury lawsuit against Houston-based tour bus company El Expresso after a car accident on U.S. Route 59 between Marshall and Carthage in Panola County Thursday, September 26.

The bus made a U-turn and landed right in front of a tractor trailer. The trailer crashed into the bus, and caused the death of two people and injured four others.

The lawsuit’s original petition listed Mexico residents Edgar Vela and Sergio Torres as the plaintiffs. They are claiming damages for medical care, pain and suffering physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of wages.

El Expresso operates all over Texas, with trips going to and from Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, Matamoros, and Nuevo Laredo.

Car crash kills journalist Michael Hastings

Posted on June 20th, 2013 No Comments

A seasoned journalist, who was most famous for a piece published in Rolling Stone magazine, was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles on June 18.

Journalist Michael Hastings, whose feature article exposed U.S. general McChrystal and led to his resignation, was killed in a car wreck, according to BuzzFeed Editor-in-chief Ben Smith. Details confirming Hastings’ death were not available immediately after the announcement; however, police said a fiery fatal accident occurred a day before the announcement of Hastings’ death and involved a man who was burned to death after his vehicle struck a tree near Hollywood. Further investigation was needed to identify the burned driver.

Hastings used to cover wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm sends their sincere condolences to the family and friends who were affected by Hastings’ death.    

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