A man’s life has sadly been snuffed out in a recent three-car crash in Texas. The accident took place on a recent Saturday afternoon along U.S. Highway 62. Sometimes, these types of car collisions stem from a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for litigation.
The recent wreck took place at around 1:30 p.m. According to police, a 68-year-old man was riding in a pickup truck, which another pickup truck was towing. At that time, a passenger van that another man, 55, was driving reportedly approached the two trucks. Police said the van driver did not control the speed of the van and thus rear-ended the pickup truck being towed.
Following the collision, both the 68-year-old man and the 55-year-old man were transported to the hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Meanwhile, the 58-year-old man who was driving the truck doing the towing did not suffer injuries in the crash. Unfortunately, the 68-year-old man, who happens to be a former city mayor, ended up passing away as a result of the crash.
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the three-vehicle crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the man who allegedly rear-ended his truck, seeking damages. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before the civil court hearing the case will adjudicate claims for financial damages. A damage award in a case that is fought victoriously may help to cover burial expenses and other losses resulting from the tragic Texas collision.