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Texas truck accident injures five people

A serious truck accident in Houston, Texas injured a family of five on Feb. 20. They were near Gulfgate Mall at approximately 10:45 p.m. when their Impala was struck by a pickup truck, apparently after running a red light. The truck accident was said to have damaged both vehicles beyond repair.

Police have stated that the as yet unidentified truck driver left his vehicle and fled the scene of the accident. The family in the Impala included three children, their mother and her boyfriend. All were hospitalized and sustained injuries from the truck accident, though the children were said to have escaped with what were termed minor injuries. On the other hand, the mother broke her nose, while the boyfriend fractured his knee and broke his hip.

Texas authorities announced they have a man in custody who they have described a person of interest as authorities seek to determine exactly how the truck accident happened. Other witnesses are also being interviewed, although no word was immediately available concerning any arrests or pending charges. While it is fortunate that everyone survived the crash, there are still bound to be questions from the family about what happened. They will likely incur medical costs due to their injuries, and the adults may have to miss work during their recovery time.

The family may wish to monitor the ongoing progress of the Houston accident investigation. Depending on the results of the police investigation, each injured individual may have the right to pursue personal injury claims against any party deemed negligent in the accident. Although receiving a monetary settlement cannot take away the pain they may have suffered from the truck accident, it may help with reimbursement for expenses and other damages such as lost wages as well as any consequent pain and suffering.

Source: ABC 13, "Five injured in hit-and-run accident," Sonia Azad, Feb. 20, 2012

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