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Deadly train collision kills two children near Mathis, Texas

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Deadly train collision kills two children near Mathis, Texas

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A fatal accident involving a train and a car in Mathis, Texas has left two children dead, and another child in critical condition according to Caller Times.

Details of the deadly accident in Mathis, Texas

According to the spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2018, on County Road 1136, a few miles southeast of Mathis. According to reports, the passenger car was traveling north on a county road when it was hit by a Union Pacific train traveling westbound as it was crossing the train tracks. The impact of the crash ejected two occupants of the car. The two passengers ejected, a 12-year-old boy and 8-year-old boy, died at the scene of the accident. One of the other two occupants of the car, a 5-year-old girl, was rushed to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man, was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline with minor injuries. Police are still investigating the Texas train accident.

Common Lower Back Injuries After impact accidents

The sudden impact that accompanies an accident like a train accident, car accident, or truck accident, can put stress on the spine and neck. These critical parts of the body are among the most vulnerable body parts in an impact accident. Lower back injuries can be very painful and difficult to treat. The following are some of the lower back injuries that are common:

Lumbar Sprain: This results from stretched ligaments or sprained tendons in the lower back. Depending on the magnitude of force involved in the accident, this injury can also be as a result of some torn tissues in the lower back.

Spinal Stenosis: This is a condition caused by the narrowing of the spaces within the spine. It is usually associated with aging, but it can also occur in a car accident if the sudden forces involved in the accident result in fragmented bone that causes the narrowing of the channel within the spine.

Disc Herniation: This condition occurs when the tougher exterior of the disk cracks or ruptures allowing the softer jelly in the inner core of the disk to push through. The condition is very painful and can irritate the surrounding nerves causing weakness and numbness in the affected part.

Contact an accident attorney in Corpus Christi today

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in South Texas, speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Corpus Christi today. After an accident you and your loved ones likely have many questions about what to do next. At The Patel Firm PLLC, our Corpus Christi accident lawyers will stand by your side throughout the claim process and help you regain control of your life. We know it can be difficult to seek the medical help you need, take care of your responsibilities at home while taking the necessary time off work. We can help you hold those responsible accountable.  Whether you are in need of a trucking accident lawyer or a car accident lawyer, a wrongful death lawyer, or a catastrophic injury lawyer, The Patel Law Firm in Corpus Christi, Texas has you covered. You deserve compensation for the losses you have incurred. Contact the injury lawyers at The Patel Firm PLLC today. You can call, text, or email our Corpus Christi injury law firm at any time. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you. Contact us now.

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