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Texas car accident blamed on driver's failure to stop

A tragedy occurred in Texas on  a recent Friday at an intersection on U.S. 283. It was a few minutes past midnight when the tragic mishap took place. Two vehicles were involved in the car accident, which proved fatal for four people traveling that night.

Officials say that a 71-year-old man was behind the wheel of a truck that was hauling a trailer and heading westward on the road. Another vehicle, a pickup truck, was traveling in the southbound lane, driven by a 24-year-old man. Reports indicate that the pickup did not stop at the appropriate stop point of the intersection.

Two other occupants, one age 51 and the other 48, were traveling with the 24-year-old at the time of the accident. His vehicle is said to have broadsided the elderly man's vehicle. Sadly, all vehicle occupants involved in the accident were killed. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

In Texas and throughout the United States, if an immediate family member suffers the untimely death of a loved one because of negligence on the part of another party, he or she is able to pursue legal action on behalf of his or her deceased loved one in court. If the person deemed responsible in a collision has also died, a legal claim may still be filed against his or her estate. Doing so allows compensation to be sought for damages sustained in a car accident. In a successfully litigated case, the court can award monies for use in offsetting funeral costs and other losses associated with a motor vehicle crash.

Source: ktxs.com, "4 killed in 2-vehicle Callahan County crash", Doug Myers, Sept. 25, 2015

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