Hunt County, TX – 1 Killed In Head-On Collision On State Hwy 11
Hunt County, TX (December 13, 2019) A head-on collision occurred on State Highway 11 near the intersection of FM 1563, not far from Commerce. According to reports, a black Chevrolet pickup truck was headed westbound on the highway when it veered into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with the tractor-trailer. The accident happened at 5:00 a.m. on December 13th.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the pickup truck driver dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was examined after the accident but was not injured.
The accident is still under investigation by authorities at this time.
We send our condolences to the pickup driver’s family at this time.
Head-On Collisions in Texas
In 2017, statistics show that almost 600 people lost their lives in head-on collisions in Texas. Because these types of accidents are considered the most dangerous, those involved have an 80 percent chance of losing their lives. Those who sustain severe injuries often suffer from broken bones, contusions, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and/or organ damage.
Most of the time head-on collisions are caused by drunk or fatigued drivers since the body responds similarly under both circumstances. Because almost all head-on collisions stem from negligent driving, at-fault drivers should be held financially liable for their actions.
At The Benton Law Firm, we have spent nearly two decades specializing in both wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. As long as our clients were not at fault for the accident that caused them harm, we can help them prove negligence and receive compensation for their injuries and other damages. Contact our office at (214) 219-4878, if you or a loved one was hurt in a head-on collision.
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