A motorist reportedly lost control of a pickup truck just before a rollover accident in the Midland area on Sunday, August 23. According to the Midland police, the crash occurred on Highway 191 at approximately 6:30 p.m., two miles west of Loop 250.
Authorities told NewsWest 9 that a 2008 blue Nissan Titan was eastbound on Highway 191 when the driver allegedly lost control, causing the pickup truck to roll into the center median.
Injuries and Loss of Life Reported
A 17-year-old female passenger from Midland died at the scene. Emergency personnel transported the 17-year-old motorist and another 17-year-old passenger to Midland Memorial Hospital due to serious injuries sustained in the single-vehicle wreck.
Second Crash Occurs
A preliminary investigation suggests that road conditions were possibly a factor in the accident. During the initial investigation, an approaching vehicle hit a patrol car being used as a barricade. The driver of that vehicle that hit the police car received citations for a failure to control speed, having an unrestrained child in the vehicle and not having a driver’s license or insurance.
Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, Texas state law allows victims of certain traffic accidents to seek redress in the civil court system. It is possible for the survivors of those killed to seek compensation for loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages. Make that burial expenses. It is possible for injured victims to seek monetary damages due to medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
If you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to review the matter with an auto accident attorney in Odessa at no cost to you. Our firm fights the insurance companies to get our clients the full compensation that they deserve. To learn more, please contact us.