A motorist allegedly operating his vehicle in the wrong lane caused injury to a number of individuals. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 26-year-old man from Kempner was driving his 2014 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound in the westbound lane of State Highway 158, approximately 12 miles southeast of Midland.
At approximately 6:08 p.m., the Volkswagen struck a 2016 International 4300 tractor-trailer head-on. The 61-year-old male semi driver sustained injuries, so emergency personnel took him to Midland Memorial Hospital. His two passengers, an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, also required transport to Midland Memorial Hospital.
The alleged wrong-way driver did not survive the collision between his Jetta and the tractor-trailer, according to a TDPS press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on wreck.
Although this particular accident investigation is still in its earliest stages, those injured due to the negligent conduct of another driver do have recourse under Texas state law. It is possible to seek civil damages for unpaid medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. A settlement between the plaintiff and the motorist’s insurer occurs in many cases without the need for a trial.
If you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to review your case from a legal perspective with a Odessa car accident lawyer focused on relevant aspects of Texas personal injury law. Our firm offers this type of consultation without any cost to you. To ask your questions, or to learn more about our legal services, please contact us.