A crash that occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on Highway 11 claimed the life of a woman from Wood County. The crash occurred on Feb. 25 about 7 miles east of Winnsboro. The 42-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. Her body was taken to the Batey Funeral Home.
According to police, a tractor trailer in the westbound lane crossed the centerline while on a curve. The truck hit the woman’s car head-on in the eastbound lane, resulting in her death. The 56-year-old man driving the tractor trailer was not injured in the crash. Police released little information about the cause of the crash. Road conditions may have been a factor. No information was released in regards to charges the 56-year-old man may face.
When a collision occurs between a tractor trailer and a smaller vehicle, the driver of the smaller vehicle is often severely injured or killed. When a death does occur as a result of such an accident, surviving family members have the option to a file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person. The lawsuit can help to compensate for the loss by recovering money for the economic cost of the death.
Lawsuits involving a truck accident can become more complicated than other vehicle accident lawsuits. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against both the driver of the truck and the company responsible for the truck. An attorney may be able to help a client understand the legal implications for their case and help them file a lawsuit that will recover the most damages possible.
Source: KTRE9, ‘Wood Co. woman killed after head-on collision with semi-truck,” Jeff Wright, March 1, 2015