On Oct. 19, a head-on collision in Erath County claimed the lives of two men, authorities said. Moreover, an individual involved in the accident reportedly suffered nonfatal injuries.
According to officials, the 1 a.m. accident occurred roughly 70 miles from Bedford on U.S. 377, where a 27-year-old man driving a southbound 2009 Honda Civic swerved into oncoming traffic. In consequence, the Civic collided head-on with a 2009 Jeep Patriot driven by a 57-year-old man. According to authorities, the force of the impact instantly killed the Honda driver while injuring the Jeep driver and his passenger, a 63-year-old woman.
Officials pronounced the 27-year-old man dead at the accident scene. Emergency personnel took the Jeep driver to Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The injured Jeep passenger was reportedly transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, where she received treatment. Yet, the extent of her injuries was not clear in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
Nor was the cause of the accident immediately determined. Authorities did state, however, that road conditions were normal at the time of the crash.
Whenever motorists become involved in a head-on collision, there is a significant probability that they will suffer serious injuries, especially when the accident occurs at highway speeds. Many injured accident victims utilize the insight and services of an attorney experienced in personal injury claims. By filing a lawsuit, they might hold negligent drivers liable for damages stemming from the accident, such as medical expenses and wage losses. In the event that the at-fault driver died in the wreck, accident victims may file suit against the driver’s estate.
Source: Star Telegram, “Bedford driver, Plano manager killed in Erath County crash“, October 21, 2014