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1 dead, 1 injured in tragic pickup collision

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2022 | Car Accidents |

A woman has sadly lost her life in a motor vehicle crash in Texas. Meanwhile, a man has suffered injuries in the crash, which occurred early in the morning on a recent Sunday. Sometimes, these types of crashes take place due to negligent driving, which can be grounds for litigation.

How the crash happened

The unfortunate incident took place at about 2:50 a.m. According to authorities, a 47-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck west along United States Route 60. The truck then reportedly left the highway and entered the median.

Police said the woman tried to return to the highway but ended up losing control of her truck. The truck then reportedly slid sideways across the highway’s westbound lanes, left the highway off of the roadway’s north side and flipped several times. Both the woman and her 44-year-old male passenger were allegedly ejected from the motor vehicle. Authorities reported that the woman passed away in the crash, whereas her passenger was transported to a medical center with injuries not considered to be life threatening. Police continued to investigate the cause of the crash.

Legal recourse is often possible following these incidents

The man who was injured in the tragic collision may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. Even though the woman who reportedly caused the accident ended up passing away in it, her estate may still be sued. Anyone who has an ownership interest in the truck she was driving at the time of the accident may also face a lawsuit. If the man is successful in civil court, he may receive a damage award to cover his hospital bills, the loss of wages and other expenses stemming from the accident.