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1 dead, 1 injured in fatal Texas car crash

A Texas man who was in a fatal car accident involving three vehicles on July 16 was pronounced dead. According to a report released by the Department of Public Safety, the crash took place outside of Colmesneil at 1:22 p.m.

Authorities stated that two pickup trucks were traveling north on the highway. One of the drivers slowed down in order to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway. The other driver failed to slow down in time and struck the first vehicle. The impact from the collision caused the truck that was hit to be pushed into the oncoming lanes where it was struck by a third pickup truck.

The driver of the car that was hit, a 76-year-old man from Woodville, died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the pickup truck that was headed south, a 42-year-old man, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. The third driver involved, the 25-year-old who allegedly caused the initial impact, reportedly did not suffer any injuries. It was not known if the authorities planned to file charges or if there were any known factors that may have caused the crash.

An auto accident can be caused by drivers who fail to pay attention to the roadway in front of them. They may have been driving too fast or under the influence. Once the liable driver is determined, the injured victim may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the accused driver. Personal injury claims allow victims to recover the cost of any damages they sustained, such as hospital bills, lost income and any other accident-related expenses.

Source: KTRE, "1 person killed, 1 injured in 3-vehicle accident south of Colmesneil", Gary Bass, July 17, 2014

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