Thomas Howard, 21, was killed Sunday according to the Texas Department of Public Safety when he was driving a pickup west on Farm-to-Market 466 at 4p.m. Mr. Howard failed to stop at a stop sign at Texas State Route 80 and hit another pickup driven by Justin Kirkland.
Mr. Kirkland suffered broken bones and his passenger, Herman Anderson, was also injured. Mr. Howard declared dead at the scene, and was not wearing his seat belt. Both men that were injured were taken to University Hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 85 percent of adults use safety belts, compared to only 81 percent of travelers in 2002. Overall, seat belt use has risen dramatically since 1982 when the usage rate was only 11 percent.
Seeing a copy of the Texas accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Texas Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Texas accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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