A Yuba City, California, man now faces manslaughter charges following an alleged wrong-way driving accident that occurred on Sunday, August 2, in Lubbock.
Three Vehicles Collide
A Lubbock Police news release says that the 24-year-old man was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound in the southbound lanes of East Slaton Highway. The truck then allegedly crashed head-on into a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. Moments later, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala struck those two vehicles, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Numerous Injuries and Loss of Life
Emergency personnel took a 24-year-old woman to an area hospital where she died of her injuries. Emergency personnel also took a 32-year-old man, a 26-year-old man, a 29-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the police report.
Driver Allegedly Intoxicated
Emergency personnel also transported the alleged wrong-way driver to the hospital. When he left the hospital on Wednesday, August 5, police took him into custody. The police report also states that the California man was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the fatal wreck.
Although this particular accident remains under investigation, victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways do have recourse in the civil courts. It is often possible to seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. When a person dies, survivors can often seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak about the case with Odessa car accident lawyer. Our firm offers such a consultation free of charge. To learn more about our services, please contact us.