photos credits Jay Janner 

photo credits Jay Janner

AUSTIN TEXAS – On Thursday, August 20, 2015, two teenagers were killed around 12:30 pm when the 13-year-old driver of a white 2003 Toyota Tacoma travelling westbound on Burleson Road ran the red light at the intersection with US 183. A 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer travelling north on US 183 hit the Toyota at the driver’s side door. The Toyota spun through the median to also hit the front of a grey 2003 Ford F-150 truck that was stopped waiting to turn eastbound on Burleson Road. The road was blocked during the clean up and investigation until almost 4 pm.
Three people from the Toyota were all transported to University Medical Center-Brackenridge, where the two teenagers passed away. The victims included the driver, Johan Maldonado, 13 and Vanessa Maldonado, 16. A 20-year-old female passenger from the Toyota was also seriously injured when she was ejected during the impact. The driver and passenger from the Ford were also injured and transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. 
Legal Commentary
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About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer for the past six years. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412