Two people were killed and another was injured in a head-on collision in Dallas on Feb. 14. Police continue to investigate the accident.
According to police, the fatal car accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. on the 11300 block of Northwest Highway near Jupiter Road when a white Chevrolet Impala, which had been travelling east on Northwest Highway, crossed the median into the path of oncoming traffic. It then collided head-on with a gray Toyota Camry that had been travelling west. One of the vehicles flipped over as a result of the impact, and both vehicles sustained major damage to their front sides.
The driver of the Impala, a woman in her 20s, and her female passenger were killed in the accident. The other driver suffered critical injuries and was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital for treatment. Police had not released information as to why the driver of the Impala had crossed the median or about any other factors involved in the car crash. However, in similar cases, driving while impaired or distracted, driving at high speed, and weather and road conditions have all been factors.
In cases such as this one, the injured driver might consider filing a personal injury claim, even if the driver found liable and negligent in the accident was killed since the claim would be against the decedent’s estate and insurance company. The results of the police investigation might be used to show who was at fault and that the victim’s injuries were the result of the other driver’s actions. A successful claim might result in awards for damages including medical expenses, loss of income due to missing work and the victim’s pain and suffering due to the accident.
Source: The Dallas Morning News, “Two killed, one critically injured in crash on Northwest Highway,” Naheed Rajwani, Feb. 14, 2015