Car accident leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

Car accident leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

| Mar 30, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People generally understand that there are significant risks involved anytime they drive a car. Even so, they may not actually expect anything to happen to them or a loved one. An unexpected car accident can drastically impact a family’s life as they try to not only deal with the emotional consequences but the financial and physical ones as well. A recent crash here in Texas has likely resulted in significant change to an entire family after one woman lost her life and a man suffered serious injuries.

Police say that the crash happened on a recent early morning on a state highway. A pickup truck headed north allegedly crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming SUV. The passenger of the SUV, a 66-year-old woman, died at the scene. The SUV driver had to be rushed to a nearby hospital where he was listed in serious condition. The pickup truck driver also required medical attention.

Officials haven’t completed their investigation yet. However, they note that the pickup truck driver was traveling at an excessive rate of speed given the conditions at the time of the crash. They have not announced plans to file any criminal charges in connection with this collision, though that could change once the investigation is completed. 

Apart from any possible criminal charges, the family of the deceased victim and the injured SUV driver could file a wrongful death or personal injury claim, as appropriate. A successful claim could result in monetary damages that may be useful in covering costs related to the car accident. Anyone here in Texas in a similar situation may want to reach out to an attorney to determine how to proceed.