A man’s life was sadly lost in an unfortunate four-vehicle collision in Brazos County. A second man also suffered injuries in the collision, which took place on a recent Monday afternoon. Sometimes, these kinds of crashes are the result of driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the accident occurred
The recent motor vehicle accident took place at about 3:05 p.m. along Highway 6. According to authorities, a car, a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck were traveling north on the highway. Meanwhile, a second car was going south.
Police reported that the sport utility vehicle driver attempted to switch lanes and then struck the first car and the pickup truck. As a result, the first car crossed the road’s median and entered the path of the second car, striking it head-on. The 52-year-old male driver of the second car was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the 21-year-old man driving the first car suffered injuries in the collision. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
How an attorney can help victims of these accidents
Texas police may reveal through their investigation that the sport utility vehicle motorist caused the accident due to negligent driving. In this situation, the injured man may choose to file a personal injury claim against him, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Likewise, the surviving family members of the deceased man might decide to file a wrongful death claim. If the plaintiffs are successful in civil court, they might be awarded damages to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as medical expenses and burial costs.