Accord Crash with TXDOT Truck Leaves 1 Dead- Richardson, TX By Rocky Walton on April 06, 2022

On Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 12:30AM, a vehicle rammed into the back of a TXDOT truck in Richardson reported WFAA. The Richardson Police department responded to the call of an accident at approximately 12:30AM in the 800 block of S. Central Expressway. Richardson Police reported the driver of a Honda Accord identified as a 29-year-old man named James Antoine Cody a Grand Prairie resident. Cody was traveling Southbound when his accord struck the back of a parked Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) truck in the left lane. According to the Richardson Police Department, the TXDOT truck was equipped with a rear crash barrier and yellow arrow sign designed to draw attention to the vehicle in the darkness. The yellow sign showed that traffic should be moving into the right lane of traffic to avoid striking the work vehicle. The driver of the Honda Accord was rushed to the hospital by emergency first responders where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the TXDOT truck was not harmed by the impact. The firm would like to give its condolences to the family of Mr. Cody in this terrible time.

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Dear Lord please Shepherd the soul of the departed with you into paradise everlasting. Lord please grant peace to the souls of the living and allow your healing light to balm their wounded hearts. We ask this in your name with all the glory and honor to you. Amen.

In most Commercial Vehicle accidents, there are circumstances that make it hard to avoid a crash. These circumstances are normally inclement weather such as rain or snow, which blocks visibility and increases the time it takes to come to a complete stop. It is also statistically likely that other impairments or distractions were at play, which would have stopped Mr. Cody from stopping in time. Normally during the night drinking and cellphone use increase, as there are less drivers on the road that need to be watched. Without further information, it is impossible to say if either of these two played a role in the accident that took place. One thing that is for sure though is the need to seek out legal counsel for what comes next in the process. It is common for insurance companies to try to underpay on what they owe to grieving families who often just want the process to be over. Hiring an attorney will help to take the stress away from the family and allow them the time they need to grieve, while also making sure that they are compensated for the maximum amount their plans allow. Roger “Rocky” Walton is a board certified attorney with decades of experience in Commercial vehicle accidents and wrongful death cases. Rocky Walton and his legal team will work tirelessly to make sure that the families get what they are owed from all sources.

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