A teenager’s life has sadly been lost as a result of a single-car crash in Lufkin. Meanwhile, three other individuals suffered injuries in the early-morning crash. Authorities said the driver of the car that was carrying the teenager and other individuals was speeding at the time of the incident.
How the deadly accident happened
The recent accident took place at about 12:25 a.m. on a Sunday. According to police, a 19-year-old man was driving a car speedily while leaving a park. All of a sudden, he reportedly lost control of the car and struck a tree. Police said the car then flipped over.
An 18-year-old man was reportedly riding in the backseat of the car and was ejected from the automobile. He ended up passing away at the accident scene. Police said two other people were riding in the backseat with him and were also ejected from the car. They were taken to the hospital with injuries, with one being deemed in critical condition. The driver of the car additionally suffered injuries and was taken to a medical center for treatment.
Legal options may be available after the accident
The family members of the deceased teenager may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages to cover burial costs and other losses. In addition, the two backseat riders who suffered injuries in the crash may opt to file personal injury claims against the driver, seeking damages to cover expenses such as medical bills. Liability must be established in a Texas court, based upon a showing of negligence, before any claims for monetary damages will be decided.