According to law enforcement officials, a 41-year-old Texas woman and an 18-year-old passenger in her vehicle both died in a head-on collision that also injured four others on March 4. The major accident reportedly occurred around 6:17 p.m. on Old Jacksonville Highway near County Road 140 in the Flint-Gresham area.
Officers reported that a 30-year-old man driving a truck crossed the centerline of the highway, colliding head-on into an SUV being driven by the 41-year-old woman. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her passengers, including the 18-year-old man and three other children in the SUV, were all injured. The truck’s driver was also injured and transported to the hospital for treatment.
After arriving at the hospital, the 18-year-old passenger succumbed to the injuries he had received in the accident. A 15-year-old passenger was listed in critical condition while two other children were reportedly treated and released. The 30-year-old truck driver’s condition has not been released. It is unclear what caused the truck accident, and police are still investigating. The results of blood toxicology tests had not yet been returned or reported at the time of the report.
People who die in a fatal car accident often leave behind families who are stunned by the unexpected loss. That grief is often compounded by extensive financial losses and expenses, leaving families to deal with the additional financial stress on top of the loss of their loved ones. Families may be able to hold at-fault drivers liable for such accidents by filing wrongful death civil lawsuits against them. Through such lawsuits, the families of those killed may be able to recover damages that are designed to compensate them for both the economic and noneconomic losses they have suffered.
Source: KETK, “Conditions released on victims in Wednesday evening fatal crash,” March 6, 2015