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1 dead, 1 injured in Texas head-on car collision

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2022 | Car Accidents

The life of a former male Olympic track runner has sadly been snuffed out in a tragic car crash in Texas. A woman has also suffered serious injuries in the collision. The recent head-on crash occurred on a Monday between College Station and Austin. 

Events leading up to the car accident 

According to police, the accident occurred when the man, 29, was driving toward Milam County and suddenly breached the road’s center line. His car then reportedly sideswiped a car in the opposite lane. Authorities said he also crashed into another motor vehicle head-on. 

The man was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. However, the individual driving the first car that he reportedly struck suffered no injuries. Unfortunately, the female driver of the second car, 65, suffered incapacitating injuries and was therefore taken to a medical center. 

Legal recourse available following the collision 

The woman who was seriously injured in the Texas crash may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Although the man who allegedly caused the crash ended up passing away in it, his estate may still be sued. In the same way, anyone with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the crash may be sued. If the woman is successful in her claim, she may be awarded damages to cover her hospital bills and other expenses associated with the crash. The monetary award cannot undo the events leading up to the crash, but it may help the woman to more easily move forward from it.