Texas Fire Lt.-paramedic and Police Officer Died at Icy Accident Scene
Two first responders died, and another one was injured while working on the scene of a crash in icy circumstances. The wreck occurred on Saturday morning in North Lubbock.
One Lubbock police officer and firefighter died, and another firefighter was severely injured when another vehicle crossed a median and slammed into them, while they worked on a wreck that occurred around 8:30 a.m. on North Interstate 27 near FM 1294, Lubbock police public information officer Allison Matherly informed.
At first, the officials decided not to release the names of the killed and injured first responders because the notification of next of kin was pending. The officer who died was identified as a twenty-seven-year-old man, and the deceased firefighter was a thirty-nine-year-old man. The firefighter who ended up with critical injuries is a thirty-year-old man.
However, it is now known that the older officer, identified Lt. David Eric Hill, 39, was transported at the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Firefighter-Paramedic Matthew Kenneth Dawson, 30, is in a critical condition, and doctors are fighting for his life.
This case can easily be described as injuries and death in the workplace.
Now with the cold weather and icy roads, accidents are even more probable, no matter how careful people drive.
When someone dies in a wreck because of negligence, it can be considered a wrongful death.
The family faces tragedy and exceptionally harsh moments.
But, the Texas law gives you the right to seek justice and file a wrongful death compensation for the lost life of your family member.
Consult an attorney and explain your case. Allow them to guide you in the process and help you gather the evidence.
Our McDonald Worley team has worked on such cases and knows what it takes to help devastated clients in such moments.
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