Some drivers may think that they are safer on roads that have physical medians that separate the opposite lanes of travel. While these medians may help in some ways, they do not always prevent serious crashes from taking place when a driver crosses into the wrong lanes. Unfortunately, serious injuries can often result from such incidents.
It was recently reported that serious and fatal injuries resulted from a crash in Texas. The incident occurred when the driver of a flatbed truck was traveling south and hit a guardrail. The truck then traveled over a concrete median and went into the northbound lanes of the roadway where it collided with a pickup truck before hitting a semi-truck. The driver of the flatbed truck was reported as being 31 years old, and he was apparently the only occupant of that vehicle.
The incident caused the flatbed truck driver to be thrown from the truck, and he suffered fatal injuries. A passenger in the pickup truck also suffered fatal injuries, and the driver of that vehicle and the semi-truck driver were both taken to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. It was unclear what factors may have contributed to the fatal event.
This incident may lead to numerous difficulties for the families of those who were killed and the surviving individuals who suffered serious injuries. Though the driver considered at fault for the incident was killed, legal claims could still be brought against his estate and possibly his employer. Personal injury and wrongful death claims could apply depending on the exact circumstances, and the affected parties may wish to look into their options for seeking compensation for damages permitted under Texas law.