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Fatal chain-reaction car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2023 | Wrongful Death |

Two people were killed in a motor vehicle wreck in Texas. In addition, two other people suffered injuries in the crash. The chain-reaction wreck, which involved six automobiles, took place on a recent Saturday evening.  

How it happened 

The Texas accident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. on US 67. According to authorities, two pickup trucks were traveling on the highway when the driver of the first vehicle tried to pass the second one. The first truck then apparently crashed into an oncoming car. 

The car and the two pickup trucks and three motorcycles were all involved in the collision. The crash claimed the lives of a 78-year-old man who was driving the second pickup truck and a 56-year-old man who was driving one of the motorcycles. Police said the two other motorcyclists also suffered injuries. One motorcyclist’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, but the other one suffered critical injuries. Authorities said they were still looking for the first pickup truck driver, who left the accident scene. 

Legal recourse  

When law enforcement authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety locate the driver who apparently fled the scene, the two injured motorcyclists may opt to file personal injury claims in civil court against that individual. Likewise, the family members of the two deceased victims may file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained due to the crash. Successfully presented claims may lead to damage awards to cover losses stemming from the Texas accident, such as burial costs, hospital bills and other documented financial losses.