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Car accidents in Texas often due to negligence

When car crashes occur, they can be devastating to any victims and those unlucky enough to lose a loved one in the accident. While some car accidents are a result of impaired driving, others can be directly attributed to other types of negligence such as speeding or reckless driving. The authorities are attempting to determine exactly what occurred to cause a collision here in Texas that set two vehicles ablaze and left one man dead.

The accident in this story happened in the early evening on a highway near Abilene. Authorities say that a southbound vehicle moved into the opposite lane for an unknown reason. They indicated that it struck an oncoming car and pushed that vehicle into a ditch next to the highway. Reportedly, the second car was pinned under the first and both started on fire, even burning nearby brush. The man driving the second car died on scene, and the other has since been released from the hospital.

Police have not announced plans to file any criminal charges in this incident. It is not clear if they believe that other factors may have contributed to the crash. They have not completed their investigation but have informed the public that more details will be made available when they are able to disclose any.

Whether Texas officials decide to press criminal charges or not, the family of the man who died in this crash might decide to pursue civil litigation against the driver of the other car. If their case is successful, it could result in financial remuneration that might be useful in covering any expenses related to the collision, such as funeral costs and other financial losses. Car accidents like these should never have to happen to a family, but the family does have legal options in trying to achieve justice.

Source: ktxs.com, "Police ID man killed in fiery Hwy 277 crash south of Abilene", Elizabeth Weiss, Blane Singletary, July 23, 2014

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