Austin, Texas (Aug. 14, 2022) – Travis County officials have confirmed that two adults are dead after a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 130 northbound, near FM 969 and Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. A third individual was also involved in the crash but was uninjured in the accident.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported that the accident occurred when a black Chevrolet Suburban crossed the center median while traveling southbound, striking a Ford truck traveling northbound. The third vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, was only involved in the crash after the initial impact between the two vehicles.
It is unknown at this time why the SUV crossed through the median into the northbound lane. The investigation is ongoing.
Wrong-way collisions are the reason many people suffer injuries or end up killed. According to the FHWA, in the United States, WWD crashes result in 300 to 400 people killed each year on average, representing approximately 1 percent of the total number of traffic-related fatalities that occur annually. Although this is a small percent, these crashes have the deadliest fatalities since they usually occur at high speeds.
When these kinds of wrongful fatalities occur, it’s important to seek a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer. They have the resources necessary to help you after your accident, and if your case happens to go to trial, they’ll be able to rightfully represent you and your case. The families of the drivers may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. The family may be compensated for damages such as funeral expenses, medical costs, and emotional distress.
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident with a wrong-way driver, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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