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CPS worker, two foster children killed in Dallas auto accident

A woman and three foster children who were in her care were involved in a fatal head-on crash on Tuesday October 31, 2018 in Van Zandt County, east of Dallas according to WFAA.

Details of the Dallas car accident

The deadly car accident in Dallas happened around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2018 in Van Zandt County, near the DFW Metroplex. Connie Wells, a 61-year-old CPS caseworker, was driving three foster children on TX-19, northwest of Edgewood in Van Zandt County when her vehicle was struck head-on, causing the deadly Dallas car accident.  The protective worker of 10 years was traveling in a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze when she was hit head-on by a teenager driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck after passing in a no-passing zone. Two teenagers in the Dodge pickup were taken to a hospital to be evaluated for personal injuries following the DFW car accident. Wells and two of the three children sadly died as a result of the personal injuries they suffered from the auto accident in Dallas. The last child was flown to a children’s hospital nearby in critical condition.

Driving TIP of the day: Don’t Rubberneck!

Rubbernecking is very common among drivers. It is the act of straining your neck to get a view of what is going on up ahead or why traffic is at a standstill. Rubbernecking stems from curiosity and can lead to fatal accidents. Rubbernecking is a form of distraction because it takes the driver eye off the road. The next time you feel the urge to stick your neck out after passing an accident scene or when stuck in traffic, remember that:

  • It increases the likelihood of rear-end collisions
  • Rubbernecking takes your attention off the road and may cause drivers to swerve off their lane.
  • It can result in traffic back up as drivers tend to slow down when they are curious to know what’s going on.

Contact a Dallas car accident attorney today

If you have been critically injured or lost a member of your family in an auto crash in Dallas or anywhere else in the DFW Metroplex caused by another’s lack of attention or negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law. Speak to an injury lawyer in Dallas today to discuss your options. Speak to Dallas injury attorney Minesh J. Patel for professional legal advice after a Dallas car accident or Dallas truck accident now. He and his staff of legal professionals at The Patel Firm PLLC will guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve after any Dallas car accident or Dallas truck accident.

Make sure you choose a personal injury lawyer in Dallas with the knowledge and experience necessary to get you the help you need after a negligent driver turns your life upside down. Call The Patel Firm PLLC’s Dallas car accident law office today. At The Patel Firm PLLC, Dallas personal injury lawyer Minesh J. Patel will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf while you get back on your feet. Let us take care of the mess while you recover.

Speak to a car accident attorney in Dallas at The Patel Firm PLLC today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email our Dallas personal injury law firm at any time. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to help. Contact us now by calling us at (361) 400-2036.

*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and should not be construed as legal advice.

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