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Cibolo – Richard Bennet and Michael Taylor Killed in Fatal Vehicle Accident on FM 78

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10:25 am    

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the two drivers who died in a deadly car collision on Farm to Market Road 78 east of Cibolo last Sunday morning.

The fatalities were identified as Richard Bennet, 44, of Seguin and Michael Taylor, 21, of Cibolo. According to the initial investigation, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. east of FM 78. A 2005 Jeep Wrangler was traveling on the eastbound lane when, for reasons that had not been determined, it drifted onto the oncoming traffic and collided with a westbound 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer. The Jeep overturned, ejecting its driver, Richard Bennet. The truck driver, Michael Taylor, also sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Authorities said that both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene. An occupant in the pickup truck was also injured. She was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.


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