A highway in Texas became the scene of a tragedy on a recent Tuesday afternoon in Forth Worth. The SUV accident also involved a pickup truck. One person died in the tragic incident, and two others were seriously injured.

The accident occurred when a pickup truck that was traveling in a westbound direction is reported to have suddenly veered into the eastbound lane of traffic. When the pickup crossed into the other lane, it apparently crashed into a sports utility vehicle. Upon impact, the SUV caught fire. The driver of the vehicle, a male, is said to have died at the scene.

The pickup truck contained two occupants, a woman who was driving and a young girl, riding as a passenger. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries. Each was listed in critical condition. An investigation into the cause and subsequent details of the case remains ongoing. The identity of the man who did not survive the accident has not been released to the public.

A Texas SUV accident often results in injury to one or more individuals, and in worst cases, a victim does not survive his or her wounds. When negligence is found to be the root cause of an accident, those who survive their injuries may choose to file a legal claim against the party believed responsible. An immediate family member may act on behalf of a deceased victim’s estate in court. Recovering victims, including families who suffer the loss of a loved one, often sustain significant financial debt due to medical bills, funeral expenses, potential loss of wages or other accident-related costs. A compensatory award issued in a successfully litigated case could be used to help alleviate some of those financial burdens.

Source: NBC DFW, “1 Killed, 2 Injured in Fort Worth Crash“, July 14, 2015