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Head-On Crash in Texas Kills 3, Critically Injures 2

Posted By Stephen Stewart || 24-Mar-2015

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that an accident involving a car and SUV claimed the lives of three people and left two others critically injured on March 20. The accident took place at approximately 11 a.m. on State Highway 289 in Grayson County. The highway was subsequently closed to traffic for about four hours as rescue workers and maintenance crews attended to accident victims and cleared debris from the roadway.

According to police, the head-on collision occurred when a car drifted into the path of oncoming traffic between Mormon Grove Road and Highway 902 south of Sherman. Police say that it was not immediately clear why the car had drifted left of center. Fire, police and emergency medical response personnel from Southmayd, Gunter, Sherman and Howe assisted Texas DPS troopers at the car accident scene.

The car's driver and two of its passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The car's third passenger and the driver of the SUV were transported to medical facilities in Plano and Sherman with critical injuries. Troopers said that the quick actions of three other individuals on the road likely saved the life of the woman who had been behind the wheel of the SUV. The individuals used fire extinguishers to combat a blaze that had broken out. This reportedly gave rescue workers the time they needed to free the trapped woman.

Head-on collisions at high speeds often result in catastrophic injuries. When this type of collision is caused by a distracted, drowsy or impaired driver, a personal injury attorney may pursue civil remedies on behalf of accident victims. An Austin personal injury lawyer could seek compensation for the property damage and medical expenses of accident victims as well as lost income if their injuries leave them unable to work for any length of time.

Source: KXII, "3 dead, 2 critical in accident on SH289 south of Sherman," March 20, 2015

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