Tragedy Strikes Family
During the first weekend of June, a deadly car accident took a young Seguin’s man’s life. Thomas Andrew Howard, 21 years old, who is known as Drew to friends and family, was driving a Toyota Tundra on Highway 80 and FM 466 on June 3, 2012 when he, according to state Troopers, ran through a stop sign and side swiped an F-350 truck. The truck was driven by an oil worker, Justin Lee Kirkland, and the passenger, Herman Anderson, was an oil worker as well. Drew died at the scene of the crash. Emergency workers rushed to aid the two oil workers who were both flown to University Hospital. Kirkland suffered from significant injuries, but, luckily, the injuries are not life threatening. Anderson received minor injuries and hopefully will make a full recovery. As the oil industry in Texas explodes, the rural roadways in southern Texas see more traffic. Drew’s family believes that this accident should be a wake up call to make Texas’ rural roadways safer. According to Fox News in San Antonio, Drew’s father stated "There's always room for safety, especially with the oil business like it is." His father further stated, "I want people to know he didn't wake up and intentionally slam into the young men in that truck. My heart goes out to them too and I pray for them and their family." There is no doubt that Drew’s family is in the middle of the grief process. The tragic loss of a son can never be forgotten. Nevertheless, the other two individuals are now facing exorbitant medical bills. If you have been involved in a major motor vehicle accident in the San Antonio area, contact an experienced attorney in New Braunfels, Texas who has experience resolving issues in sensitive manner.