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Port Arthur – Sunday Morning Crash on Martin Luther King Drive

Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 12:15 am    

The Port Arthur Police Department is conducting an investigation a car accident on Martin Luther King Drive which caused the death of a woman, early Sunday morning.

At around 1:35 a.m., local officers arrived at the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Drive near Texas 82 after receiving a notification about a car in Alligator Bayou. How the crash took place is yet to be determined but it was confirmed that a vehicle was traveling along the road when, for yet unknown reasons, it went out of control and fell into the bayou.

Area authorities extricated the female driver of the said vehicle and transported her to the Medical Center of SETX. Unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel. Her name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Port Arthur Police said this accident is under investigation by the Field Operations Division, the Advanced Accident Team and the Port Arthur Criminal Investigations Division.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Port Arthur Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.


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