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Texas automobile crash claims 1 life, leads to 1 injury

On Behalf of | May 6, 2022 | Car Accidents

A teenager’s life has sadly been lost due to a tragic car crash in Texas. In addition, a woman suffered injuries in the collision. The accident took place on recent Tuesday evening along United States Highway 83. 

How the crash took place 

The fatal collision occurred at about 6:11 p.m. According to authorities, a 16-year-old boy was driving on the highway in a pickup truck. He then reportedly entered the road’s right shoulder and tried to turn around across the highway. 

All of a sudden, a van that was behind his truck allegedly struck his truck’s driver’s side. The teenager was thrown from the truck as a result of the impact of the collision. He ended up being pronounced deceased at a medical center. The woman who was driving the van also suffered injuries and was therefore taken to the same hospital, where she received treatment before being released. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the collision.. 

Legal recourse possible following the crash 

The woman who was injured in the Texas crash may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of damages sustained in the collision. Even though the teenager passed away in the crash, a personal injury claim may still be filed against his estate and anyone else with an ownership interest in the truck he was driving — for example, perhaps his parents. If the woman is successful in her suit, she may be awarded damages to cover her medical bills, the loss of wages and any other expenses resulting from the accident.