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Fatal wrong-way crash claims Texas woman's life

In Texas, a New Braunfels woman died after the car that she was driving was struck almost head on by a hit-and-run driver who was fleeing the scene of an unrelated crash on May 21. Both accidents were under investigation by local police, and criminal charges may be pending.

The fatal incident occurred at the intersection of East Klein Road and FM 725. New Braunfels police communications indicate that a 61-year-old man was attempting to flee the scene of a minor rear-end collision with a black Ford F150 pickup truck when he crossed the roadway's center dividing line and traveled into the path of oncoming traffic. His Durango then crashed into the front driver's side of a blue Chevy Sonic, killing the 41-year-old woman who was behind its wheel.

No injuries are believed to have occurred in connection with the initial rear-end collision, but reports indicate that the alleged at-fault driver suffered critical injuries in the fatal incident that followed. He was first transported to Resolute Health Hospital for treatment before later being transferred to a San Antonio medical facility.

Texas residents likely know that sudden and fatal car crashes could potentially happen at any time. When a loved one's life is lost due to the reckless or negligent driving of another party, the decedent's surviving family members often face significant and dire financial problems in addition to grieving over the unexpected loss of a loved one. Funeral and burial expenses have to be paid, and in many cases the contributions that the decedent made to household finances have to somehow be replaced. An attorney can often assist in filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault motorist seeking compensation for these losses.

Source: KEYE TV, "Woman Dies After Fatal New Braunfels Crash", May 21, 2016

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