Chilton, TX (11/8/2020) – A man was killed in a major wreck that occurred on Sunday.
The accident happened on US-77 near State Highway 7. Around 4:20 p.m., a Dodge pickup truck drove on the wrong side of the road and crashed into a Ford pickup truck.
The driver of the Dodge, identified as 33-year-old Thomas Treto-Trinidad, was killed at the scene.
The driver of the Ford was transported to Baylor Scott and White in Waco with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Car Accident Lawyers Sutliff & Stout
Wrong-way collisions are one of the most deadly kinds of collisions on roads even though they are less common. According to a Highway Special Investigation Report, a study in Virginia found the fatality rate for wrong-way collisions on controlled-access highways to be 27 times that of other kinds of accidents.
Because a wrong-way accident occurred, the driver of the Ford pickup truck has a right to a personal injury claim against the Dodge’s driver.
It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands negligence in a wrong-way accident. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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