A fatal crash near Blue Spring on Sunday, June 7, involved two trucks. The Texas Department of Public Safety states that a 16-year-old male motorist was operating a pickup truck on Center Point Road, approximately three miles north of town. According to cbs7, troopers reported that the young driver allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way when he attempted to access Highway 87. As a result, a pickup truck driven by a 26-year-old motorist broad-sided the vehicle proceeding to the highway from Center Point Road.
Injuries and Loss of Life
Both vehicles ended up in the center median, with the 16-year-old’s truck on its side. The DPS reports that he did not survive the wreck. A 16-year-old male passenger required transport to Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital. The medical center listed his condition as critical. Paramedics transported a 23-year-old male passenger to a hospital in Lubbock. His condition was not immediately reported. The driver of the other vehicle refused treatment for minor injuries.
Although this wreck is still the subject of an ongoing investigation, state law does allow victims of alleged negligent conduct to seek compensation in civil court for unpaid medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. In certain cases, the courts determine that a failure-to-yield constitutes evidence of negligence. In many personal injury cases, however, settlements occur without a trial.