A large SUV and a pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision that sadly took the life of one of the drivers. Although police have not determined who was at fault for the truck accident, the accident did apparently occur at high speeds. Texas police assume that alcohol and drugs are not contributing factors.
The driver of the pickup truck was killed in the accident. A report indicated that the victim was pinned and had to be removed from the vehicle; however, it was not clear if the victim had passed before or after being removed from the truck. What was stated is that the victim unfortunately did pass at the scene of the crash.
The female driver of the SUV was flown to a nearby hospital by a helicopter. She was last reported to be in critical condition. Reports indicated that the woman had been properly restrained, but that the impact of the collision sent her into the back of her vehicle.
Since the Texas police have not yet released any information pertaining to which driver was at fault, the family of the deceased may be dealing with various emotions while they wonder if the other driver was responsible for their family member’s death. If the other driver is found to have been negligent in any way that resulted in the truck accident, the victim’s family will ultimately have a choice to make. They may decide to file a claim on behalf of the victim in order to receive some sort of restitution for their loss. On the other hand, if the deceased driver is found to have caused the accident, the injured woman may wish to file a claim against his estate for reimbursement for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Source: sanangelolive.com, Fatality in Two-Vehicle Accident on U.S. 277 South of San Angelo, Joe Hyde, Jan. 24, 2014