Most drivers in Texas and elsewhere consistently follow the rules of the road in order to remain safe while driving to and from their destinations. Despite being careful drivers, motorists can still become involved in car accidents due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Some collisions caused by negligent drivers can be severe, which seems to be the case in a recent car accident in Temple that claimed the life of one person and injured at least two others.
According to reports, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Poison Oak Road and Highway 317 on Feb. 7. Apparently, one of the drivers failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. No word was given as to what types of vehicles were involved in the accident.
Regardless, the collision caused the death of a 73-year-old man. The crash also injured two others involved in the wreck. The report did not specify the extent of their injuries, but each was transported to a local medical center for treatment. The report also did not state which of the vehicles authorities believe ran the stop sign, causing the crash.
Legal recourse for victims
Should authorities determine the deceased victim caused the accident, those injured in the crash can bring personal injury claims against the man’s estate. If the other driver caused the crash, the surviving family of the decedent may elect to pursue a wrongful death claim against that driver along with anyone else who has ownership interest in the vehicle. Either way, affected parties will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Texas to increase their chances of obtaining the best outcome possible.