Haltom City, TX (8/31/2020) – A wrong-way crash left three people dead, including a child, in Haltom City.
The accident happened on Loop 820 near Highway 377 when a Chevy pickup truck headed west in the eastbound lanes collided into a BMW carrying three people. Both vehicles caught fire.
Officers were able to pull two people out of the burning BMW before it was fully engulfed, but they couldn’t pull a third person out.
The three occupants of the car — a man, a woman and a little girl– were pronounced dead at the scene.
The wrong-way driver was transported by air ambulance to Harris Methodist with 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 the driver of the Chevy caused a wrong-way accident, the family of the three victims have a right to wrongful death claims against the driver. It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands personal injury. 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.
Source: DFW CBS
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