An early morning, two-vehicle crash near Midland is the subject of a June 15 press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The wreck happened on State Highway 349.
Alleged Failure To Yield Right-of-way
At approximately 1 a.m., a 20-year-old female motorist from Midland was southbound on SH 349 in a Jeep Liberty. At the same time, a Kenworth tractor-trailer was eastbound on West County Road 114. It stopped at the stop sign where the two roads intersect. However, the driver pulled the truck out into the intersection, allegedly failing to yield the right-of-way to the Jeep Liberty. As a result, the vehicles collided, and the Jeep Liberty caught on fire.
Loss of Life Reported
The woman driving the Liberty did not survive the crash. She died at the scene, according to the Texas DPS. The authorities did not report any injury to the driver of the semi.
The investigation into the fatal wreck is ongoing. A spokeswoman for the DPS says that investigators will complete their work over the next 30 days.
According to the Reporter-Telegram, the fatality was the 13th to occur on Midland County roads in 2015.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, injured individuals often have recourse in the state’s civil courts. When negligence is reasonably asserted, it is possible to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A failure to yield the right-of-way may constitute evidence of negligence.
If you or a loved one is injured in a vehicular crash, it is possible to thoroughly review the matter with a Odessa personal injury lawyer that focuses on relevant parts of Texas personal injury law. To ask your questions, or to learn more, please contact us.