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Crash involving garbage truck in Texas leaves 3 dead

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2021 | Personal Injury

Law enforcement authorities in Texas are in the process of investigating a collision that involved multiple vehicles and resulted in three deaths. This tragic incident occurred in the Whitesboro area on Monday, April 5. According to state laws, the family members of the deceased, as well as any injured victims, may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.  

What happened? 

According to reports, this collision occurred at a school bus stop. A total of five cars had lined up behind a bus that had stopped to drop off children from school when a garbage truck failed to stop and hit the line. This caused a chain reaction crash that injured multiple people. At least four individuals were rushed to area hospitals in critical condition. Three of the four died of their injuries.  

The victims 

A husband, wife, and their 6-year-old daughter were in one of the cars. Sadly, only the wife survived. In another vehicle was a 60-year-old male from Denton. He ultimately succumbed to his injuries. It was reported that others were injured in the wreck and transported to medical facilities for treatment, but the conditions of these individuals have not been released.  

The driver responsible 

Authorities have not identified the garbage truck driver. It is unclear why he or she failed to stop. This incident is still under investigation. It has not been reported if criminal charges are pending.  

Compensation may be available 

The last thing anyone affected by this accident may be thinking about right now is seeking compensation for their losses, but they need to know it may be available to them when they feel ready to pursue it  as long as they dont wait too long. Wrongful death and personal injury claims may be filed in a Texas civil court in an effort to seek damages for any losses deemed legally recoverable. Most wrongful death and personal injury claims can be handled without going to court, but legal counsel will be prepared to litigate if it proves necessary.