Head-on collisions are not uncommon in Texas and on roadways in other parts of the country. One of the main concerns with a head-on collision is the direct impact, which can severely damage both vehicles and leave drivers and passengers seriously injured. In some cases, those involved in head-on collisions may die from their injuries. Two women were recently killed in an accident in Orange County.
How did the accident happen?
This two-car collision occurred one weeknight on Texas Highway 62 near Tulane Road. One of the cars involved, a Honda, was traveling north when it veered into the southbound lane. The Honda struck another car that was traveling in the southbound lane. The woman in the Honda was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The crash is being investigated to determine what caused the Honda to veer into the opposite lane. Investigators will try to determine if driver negligence caused the accident. The family members of the deceased may have the option to pursue civil action against the driver at fault if the investigation reveals negligence was involved.
A legal course of action
Determining the fault of an accident can be difficult when both drivers are deceased. But when a Texas family loses a loved one in an accident, they usually have questions about what happened. Investigators are tasked with finding out if the loss of life was due to driver negligence. If that can be proven, the family has the right to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to see if they have a case against the estate of the driver deemed to have been at fault.