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Head-On Accident in Texas Kills 1

Posted By Stephen Stewart || 12-Aug-2014

An head-on accident in a rural part of Texas has claimed the life of one woman in her 70's and sent another person to the hospital. The official statement indicates that police were dispatched to the wreck at 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 4.

The accident occurred four miles east of Hemphill, a small town on the border of Louisiana, on FM 3121. The authorities believe that a 74-year-old Hemphill woman had been driving north through Sabine County when she crossed the center line of the road for unknown reasons and struck another car coming the opposite direction. The resulting injuries from the car accident proved fatal to the driver of the second car, a 73-year-old woman who also from Hemphill, though emergency personnel had transported her to a hospital in Shreveport in an attempt to save her life.

The woman driving the first car was taken to a hospital in Tyler for treatment. Her current condition was not available in reports. Both women were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, and there were no reports of other people involved in the wreck. The Department of Public Safety continued their investigation into the accident though there has been no stated suspicion of alcohol or drug intoxication playing a role and no announcement of charges against either driver.

Any Texan who has lost a family member or spouse to a fatal car accident may want to seek compensation for the harm they suffered. This harm may include the loss of the emotional and financial support that they expected to receive from their loved one. A personal injury attorney in Austin may be able to help the grieving family file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation in court.

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