Texas police are still investigating a collision that occurred on a recent Saturday morning. The services of numerous local hospitals and medical centers were needed as multiple victims who suffered injuries were transported by ambulance and aircraft for emergency care. Sadly, the collision also resulted in a fatality.
Police question why driver was headed the wrong way
One of the vehicles that was involved in the crash was traveling in an eastbound direction. This created an immediate problem because the driver was in a westbound lane at the time. He crashed head-on into a pickup truck. A 35-year-old woman in one of the vehicles did not survive the blunt force impact of the collision.
4 other people were listed in critical condition
In addition to the woman who died, four other people suffered critical injuries in the crash. When a person is listed in critical condition, it means that his or her vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. A critical condition typically means the likelihood of recovery is uncertain.
If another driver’s negligence results in critical injuries or death
Any number of issues can cause a driver to be headed in the wrong direction on a Texas highway. For instance, a driver might get confused when reading directional signs. A person who is under the influence of alcohol might enter the highway in the wrong direction. If driver negligence is deemed a causal factor in a collision that results in fatality or injury to another person, a recovering victim or family member of a decedent may file a claim to seek restitution against the person who is believed to have been responsible for the crash.