A man has sadly lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle collision involving a car and a semi-truck in Texas. In addition, another man suffered injuries in the crash. The wreck took place along State Highway 36 on a Monday afternoon.
At about 1:25 p.m., a 20-year-old man was driving a car along a street that crossed the highway and arrived at a stop sign. However, he reportedly did not yield the right-of-way to a semi-truck that was traveling northbound along the highway. Police said the truck entered the truck’s path.
According to authorities, the truck ended up striking the car’s driver’s side. The man who was driving the car was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Meanwhile, the passenger in the car survived the accident. However, he suffered incapacitating injuries and paramedics took him to a medical center. Authorities continued to investigate the collision.
The injured passenger may choose to file a personal injury claim following the Texas accident, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Although the man who reportedly caused the accident due to failing to yield to traffic died in the crash, one could still sue his estate. In the same manner, one may sue anybody with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the crash. If liability is established, based upon a showing of negligence, then a court will decide claims for monetary damages. A damage award in a successfully litigated claim may help to cover hospital bills and other expenses resulting from the two-vehicle crash.