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Police investigate driver after fatal Texas crash

Some Galveston residents may have heard about an accident that left nine people injured and one dead near San Marcos. The incident occurred on July 4. The victim was transported to Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos after the car crash, but he was pronounced dead some time later. Police say that a 20-year-old man may be charged with intoxication manslaughter pending the results of their investigation.

Sources indicate that the deceased victim, a 25-year-old man from Woodlands, was driving in a Nissan Altima on Texas 80 in the moments preceding the crash. The victim was attempting to turn left onto County Road 101 when he was rear-ended by a Dodge Neon and forced into oncoming traffic. A total of six vehicles were involved in the accident as a result, including one belonging to an officer of the Department of Public Safety.

Most of those reported to have been injured were released after treatment with the exception of two men, ages 29 and 22. They are believed to have been passengers in the Nissan and suffered serious injuries when it was struck. Both were admitted to Brackenridge Hospital after the incident.

The victims of a serious accident such as this one may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and associated damages. An attorney acting on their behalf may be able to review the police incident reports and other available evidence to make a determination of liability that can substantiate their civil claims against the driver deemed responsible. If the other driver ultimately chooses to contest his or her liability, it may become necessary to take the case to court in order to help victims and their families receive restitution for the losses they've been forced to endure.

Source: Statesman, "One dead, nine injured after six-vehicle wreck near San Marcos", Andrew McLemore, July 05, 2014

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