On Friday, April 24, a two-vehicle collision south of Odessa resulted in injuries and loss of life. According to NewsWest9, the wreck happened about three miles south of Odessa on Loop 338.
Alleged Failure To Yield
A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz was westbound on Bates Field Road at the same time that a 2013 Nissan versa was southbound on Loop 338. The preliminary investigation suggests that the motorist driving the Cruze failed to yield the right-of-way where the two roads intersect.
Four Individuals Taken to Hospital
Police say that the 34-year-old male motorist was not wearing a seat belt, and he did not survive the crash. Two passengers in the vehicle, a 41-year-old female and a 16-year-old male, required transport to Medical Center Hospital. Hospital officials stated that the woman was in critical condition and that the teenager was in stable condition.
The 17-year-old female motorist driving the Nissan Versa also required transport to the hospital. However, she received treatment before her release.
Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, passengers injured in a vehicle operated by a negligent driver do have recourse in the state’s civil courts. Such occupants, under certain circumstances, may pursue compensation for unpaid medical expenses, pain-and-suffering, possible lost wages, long-term rehabilitation costs and other losses.
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