A 26-year-old man from Red Oak lost his life in a car accident on the North Central Expressway on New Year’s Eve, according to a report released by The Dallas Morning News.
The driver was approaching Southwestern Boulevard when he attempted to change lanes and lost control of his pickup truck and collided with a nearby car carrying two passengers. Both the car and the pickup truck struck the Expressway’s retaining walls.
The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially thrown from his pickup. Paramedics were unable to save his life, and he died at the scene, according to police. The passengers in the other car involved in the accident, along with a passenger in the pickup truck, suffered injuries in the Texas car crash and were taken to Baylor University Medical Center.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for most drivers. According to the Safe Car Guide, car crashes are responsible for a staggering 94 percent of transportation-related deaths and 99 percent of transportation-related injuries. The World Health Organization estimates that, for every person who dies in a car accident each year worldwide, 13 people are hospitalized for car accident injuries.
Although you can reduce your risk of an accident by driving carefully and using safety belts, you cannot always predict or control the behavior of other drivers on the road. Texas law gives its motorists certain legal rights and options after an accident. If you’re injured or lose a loved one in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, an experienced Texas personal injury attorney can help you learn what your rights and options are and help you take the next step after a car crash in Texas.