A recent three-car accident on a Texas highway has left four people dead and three injured. The truck accident occurred on Interstate 20 eight miles east of the town of Ranger. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a large truck was headed eastbound down a steep grade when the driver lost control of the truck and it crossed the concrete center barrier. It rolled over and struck two westbound vehicles, a Honda car and a Ford pickup truck. The large truck landed in the north ditch.
The driver of the Honda and two passengers were all pronounced dead at the accident scene while the driver of the Ford pickup was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. One passenger from the Ford pickup was treated at a nearby hospital and released. The driver and a passenger from the large truck, an International truck, were taken to a nearby hospital. There is no information on their injuries.
The wreck occurred mid-afternoon. At the time, the weather reportedly was clear and the road was dry. A Texas Highway Patrol Trooper is investigating the accident.
The families who have lost their loved ones as a result of this accident may be facing considerable emotional and financial losses. Surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation for these losses in the form of settlement money that could be used to pay for medical and funeral expenses.
An experienced personal injury attorney might be able to review the accident case and determine whether or not there are grounds for a possible settlement. The attorney may be able to help family members prepare a wrongful death lawsuit. In the event that damages are awarded, the attorney may be able to negotiate for the best possible settlement amount as well.
Source: MyWestTexas, “DPS: Midlander amongst dead, multiple injured in West Texas accident,” May 28, 2013