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Crash on US 380 left 1 dead and another injured

| Jul 21, 2021 | Personal Injury

At the end of June, another car accident happened on US 380 in Denton. Sadly, this is a stretch of road where automobile collisions happen frequently. One person was killed in the most recent car crash, and another person was injured.

What happened?

As of the latest report, the cause of the accident is unclear. When police arrived on the scene at 9:11 a.m. on June 27, they found that three vehicles had collided. Two individuals required transportation to area hospitals for treatment. One of them ultimately succumbed to the injuries suffered, while the received treatment for injuries only identified as not life-threatening. That individuals current condition is unknown.

Whos responsible?

With the investigation into this matter still ongoing, it is unclear if any charges are pending against any of the drivers involved. Questions remain over state responsibility as accidents are known to happen on this stretch of highway. In the first five months of 2021, a total of 38 car crashes occurred on the US 380 in Denton, most of them resulting in injury or death. The Texas Department of Transportation is planning some improvements and is conducting a study on the feasibility of making even more improvements to help cut down on the number of accidents that happen on this roadway.

Seeking relief

Suffering injuries in a car crash, or losing a loved one can be devastating in a number of ways. Depending on the details of this collision, the injured victim may be entitled to seek relief for the losses, as may the family members of the victim who did not survive. Legal claims may be filed against the driver believed responsible. Under the right circumstances, claims may also be filed against the state if poor road conditions contributed to the event. An experienced attorney can help the victim, and loved ones of the deceased, seek relief by filing any applicable claims in civil court.