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Texas car accident kills 1, injures several others

A Texas accident has resulted in several injuries and the death of an 18-year-old man. At the current time, the car accident is still being investigated by authorities. The driver reportedly responsible is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the crash.

The victim was a passenger in the front of a Toyota passenger car being driven by a young woman. At the time of the car accident, a truck operated by an 18-year-old man and carrying three passengers attempted to switch over to the left lane. At the same time, the Toyota also tried to change lanes. The truck's right front side struck the Toyota's left side.

The victim died at the crash scene. The Toyota driver and a backseat passenger sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. No one in the truck sustained any injuries. Authorities detained the truck driver and have since arrested him for DWI. The current condition of the injured parties has not been updated.

When a Texas resident is injured or killed in a car accident, it often brings up questions that can sometimes be difficult to answer. Once the accident investigation is completed, families and victims may be able to better understand the circumstances surrounding the crash. It is possible additional criminal charges could be leveled against the suspected driver, especially because of the fatality and personal injuries the victims have suffered. Nevertheless, the family of the deceased victim and those who have been hospitalized reserve the right to pursue a claim against the driver, based upon evidence that

Source: Chron.com, "Driver arrest for drunken driving after teen died in crash," Erin Mulvaney, Feb. 2, 2013

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