Three Killed, Two Injured in Head-On Collision on State Highway 71 in Bastrop County
Bastrop County, TX. (May 20, 2020)- Three people were killed, and two were injured in a wrong-way crash on May 17, 2020 in Bastrop County, Texas. The crash occurred around 11:40 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of State Highway 71. DPS reported that a 2001 Honda Accord was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it crashed head-on into a 2010 Toyota Corolla. Two people in the Corolla and one person in the Accord were killed in the crash. Two other occupants in the Accord were airlifted to the hospital with unknown injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Head-On Collisions in Texas
In 2017, over 550 people lost their lives in head-on collisions throughout Texas. These types of collisions often occur at night when drivers are under the influence or fatigued. The body responds to both circumstances in similar ways, including drivers being unable to keep their eyes open, their heads up, or their hands on the wheel.
At Benton Law Firm, our experienced Texas attorneys have successfully helped clients win both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We specialize in both types of lawsuits because we have spent over two decades assisting our clients with them. If you lost a loved one or were injured in a head-on collision, contact our office today at 214-777-7777.
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