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Texas wrong-way crash kills 1, injures 4

A wrong-way accident in Texas on March 16 resulted in the death of one person and left four college students injured. The car crash occurred in Cypress when the driver of one car collided head-on with another car after driving in the wrong lanes on U.S. Highway 290.

The driver who died was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 290 at about 2:30 a.m. on March 16. His silver Toyota Camry ran into a Jeep Liberty carrying four Texas A&M students, two women and two men.

The driver of the Camry died at the scene of the accident. Emergency medical crews took the four college students to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston. The two men were taken to the ICU. One of the men suffered multiple broken bones while the other needed two surgery for a ruptured colon. One of the women suffered a broken neck, but doctors do not expect that she will be paralyzed. The other woman, who was driving the Jeep, needed surgery to correct a broken femur.

People recovering from injuries like broken bones may need physical therapy to return to normal even after their fractures heal. The time needed to recover after a car accident can interrupt a college student's academic and professional life, and the expense of medical bills, physical therapy and other damages can leave students deep in debt. When a driver who is responsible for a car accident dies as a result of the crash, injured victims may not know that they may be eligible to file suit against the estate of the driver. Some victims consult with personal injury attorneys, who may be able to help them recover compensation for their accidents.

Source: KBTX.com, "Four Aggies survive head-on crash with wrong way driver," KBTX Staff, March 16, 2014

Source: WFAA, "Wrong-way crash near Houston leaves four A&M students hospitalized", March 16, 2014

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