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Head-On Crash Kills 1 and Injures Another

Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Jan-2015

A fatal collision occurred in a rural area in northeast Texas. Authorities report that a 37-year-old man died after the vehicle he was driving crossed into the path of oncoming traffic and hit another car. The accident took place on Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Athens.

A trooper with the Department of Public Safety said that the 37-year-old man was apparently traveling east on Loop 7 when he veered into the westbound lanes and ran into a car head-on. At the time of reporting, no reason for why the driver may have strayed into the wrong lanes had yet been advanced by authorities.

The driver of a the car that was struck, a 77-year-old man from Kemp, was taken to a hospital in Tyler and kept there in serious condition. The man in the first vehicle, a resident of Athens, was also taken to the hospital. However, he was pronounced dead at 3:22 p.m. at the hospital.

Injuries from a car accident can have a considerable economic cost to the person who suffers them. Not only do victims have to pay the medical bills and any increase in insurance premiums, but they might also lose the ability to work and support themselves. Rehabilitation can be a lengthy and expensive process. In some circumstances, the loss of bodily or mental function may even be permanent along with the economic impairment that came with it.

A personal injury lawyer in Austin might be helpful to those who wish to recoup payment for these and other losses from the party responsible for the accident. If liability for the injuries can be proven, then the court may compel the responsible driver to pay appropriate compensation. If the responsible driver died in the crash, it is possible that damages may be recovered from their estate.

Source: KETK, "Former deputy killed in Henderson Co. crash," Jan. 23, 2015

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