SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS(December 19, 2016) – 53 year old Gilbert Villanueva was killed and another man was critically injured in an accident on Monday afternoon on College Street, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 3:45 pm at the intersection of College Street and Losoya Street. Two construction workers, one of whom was Gilbert Villanueva, were inside a box being lifted by a forklift up the side of a building at the intersection. The box tipped over, both men falling out and to the ground over 60 feet down. The box then landed on one of the men as well.
Gilbert Villanueva was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.