Head-on collisions can be much more serious than other types of motor vehicle accidents. A head-on collision at high speeds puts the drivers and passengers of all vehicles involved at a high risk of serious injury or death. This type of accident is not uncommon in Texas and other states. They happen for many reasons, but often they are due to driver error or negligent driving. A recent accident in Killeen left three victims dead and another injured.
A 22-year-old man was driving a Toyota Corolla in the wrong direction in the eastbound lane of IH-14 early on a Saturday morning. The Corolla, which had two passengers, collided with another vehicle in the westbound lane. The collision caused the Toyota to catch fire. The two passengers in the Toyota died at the scene of the accident. They were not wearing seat belts, which may have been a contributing factor in their deaths.
The driver of the Toyota was trapped in the vehicle while it was on fire and witnesses attempted to rescue him but were not able to remove him from the burning vehicle. The passenger in the other vehicle was taken to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident to better understand what caused it. No charges have been filed.
The families of car accident victims may face many difficult emotions and they may seek answers as to why their loved ones were seriously injured or killed. When an accident is caused by negligent driving, such as driving on the wrong side of the highway, the victims or the surviving family deceased victims may be able to seek monetary relief through the civil court system. By speaking with a Texas personal injury attorney, they can find answers to their questions about pursuing a case against those deemed at fault.