At approximately 2:03 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, dispatchers sent Odessa police officers and firefighters to the scene of a single-vehicle accident. The crash occurred close to where Grant Avenue and Pool Road intersect, according to the Odessa American.
Vehicle Hits Pole
Odessa police say that a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria driven by a 71-year-old male left the road and hit a signal light pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Emergency personnel transported his 67-year-old female passenger to Medical Center Hospital. According to the press release, she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
Alcohol Allegedly A Factor
Investigators say that neither occupant of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. Law enforcement investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the fatal accident.
Although the investigation into this incident is in its preliminary stages, those who have been in accidents that weren’t their fault, and survivors of these individuals can seek compensation via civil litigation. Impaired driving is often considered evidence of negligent conduct.
When it is reasonable to assert that negligent conduct lead to injury or death, it is possible to seek monetary damages for a variety of losses, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Survivors of those killed may seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a loved one is was in a car crash that wasn’t your fault, it is possible to review your case with a Odessa car accident lawyer focused on relevant areas of the law. Our firm provides such a consultation without cost or obligation. To learn more about our services, please contact us.