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Newton County, TX head-on truck accident results in death of one.

| Jan 23, 2014 | Truck Accidents |

A man passed away after a head-on car accident in Newton County on Texas 87. One other person was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

The truck crash occurred at around 3:10 p.m. Monday. The incident happened when Chevrolet truck crossed the line on Texas 87 into southbound traffic. The truck then crashed into a 2012 Jeep SUV. What type of injuries typically results from this type of accident? Head-on collisions like this can result in neck and back injuries and too often, head or brain injuries. Unfortunately, in this SUV crash resulted in the death of the Chevrolet truck driver. And Cherie Trahan of Orange was taken to the hospital. According to a report, a passenger in the jeep was uninjured. However, this Houston personal injury attorney wonders if a physician would disagree.

The individuals probably escaped more serious injury because all vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts. There are some unanswered questions like why did the driver cross the center-line and head into oncoming traffic. Head-on collisions can happen because of long driving hours, fatigue, driving in a hurry, difficulty seeing blind spots, and misjudging vehicle size and space. Did the driver in this case fall asleep at the wheel? Was the driver using a cell phone or distracted by something in particular? Distracted driving is often the cause of truck accidents.

Attorneys often use invesitgators to look into the possible causes of car and truck accidents. Reconstruction experts are often used to explore how an accident occured. Lawyers use other types of experts if the attorney suspects that a product defect caused the vehicle to malfunction.

If you have questions, consider contacting a Texas personal injury lawyer with experience working on wrongful death and truck accident cases.

  – Article By Richard Weaver

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