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Gas Pump Explodes, Killing One, Injuring One

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 22-Oct-2010

When a convenience store gasoline pump caught fire after being hit by a pickup truck and exploded recently, it killed one woman and injured at least one other person

The woman, reported as 18-year-old Whitney Hendrickson of Colorado Springs, died as she was pumping gas when the fire erupted. She reportedly became trapped between the pump and a minivan.

An SUV driver, who reportedly caused the pickup to crash in the first place, was treated at Memorial Hospital for bruises. The woman, reported as 29-year-old Kelli Renae McKay of Colorado Springs, was cited for suspicion of careless driving involving a death, a misdemeanor. A passenger in the minivan was unharmed as was the driver of the pickup. Several witness reportedly tried to save the young woman, but the heat was too intense.

Experts in dealing with situations similar to this are helpful in giving direction to families of accidental injury and death victims. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death accidents and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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