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Mud racing crash claims 1 life and injuries several others

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2021 | Car Accidents |

A man recently passed away after a pedestrian accident at a Texas mud racing venue. Seven other individuals suffered injuries in the collision. The incident took place during the evening hours on a Sunday, leaving the victims and their families questioning how such a tragic crash could have taken place.

Events leading up to the collision

The recent crash took place at a Texas racetrack at around 6:30 p.m. According to authorities, a 21-year-old man was driving a car in the area and collided with a guardrail. His car then reportedly entered the crowd that had gathered for a mud racing activity there.

Eight individuals suffered injuries and were transported to a medical center. Three of the victim’s injuries were deemed critical. Unfortunately, one of them ended up passing away at the medical center, whereas the two others were reported to be in stable condition.

Potential legal recourse following the crash

Police may determine that the driver caused the pedestrian accident due to some form of negligent driving behavior, such as speeding. In this situation, the loved ones of the individual who died may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking a judgment for monetary damages. In the same manner, the injured parties might be entitled to file personal injury claims against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. If they are successful in their claims, those who are filing them could receive compensation to cover their accident-related losses, which can range from funeral costs to hospital bills. Damages may also help to cover the loss of wages for any survivors whose accident-related injuries prevented them from returning to work for a time.