These days, just going for a short drive can potentially result in a serious accident. Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous daily activities in the lives of Texas residents. Roadways across the state are becoming more and more hazardous every day. Despite modern safety measures and strict traffic laws, serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents continue to happen at an alarming rate.
A recent crash in Hudspeth County killed one person and injured two other motorists. The accident happened along U.S. Highway 62/180 during the morning hours. According to reports, the driver of a westbound sedan crossed over the center line of the highway into oncoming traffic.
Reportedly, the sedan collided head-on with an eastbound pickup truck that was towing another vehicle. Authorities said the driver of the sedan was killed in the collision. The driver of the pickup truck and a passenger were both seriously injured and airlifted to a local hospital, reports said. Due to overnight rainfall, officials said the highway was wet and slick at the time of the accident.
Driving on today's crowded roadways requires constant focus and attention. Serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents will continue to increase as populations rise across the state of Texas. Families in Texas who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in an accident may be able to take legal action. A successfully litigated claim could provide financial relief for families facing end-of-life expenses and a mountain of medical bills.