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Texas Tech student, passenger killed in Abilene crash

Driver negligence can have a devastating effect on those it affects through auto accidents. When someone is injured or killed in a car accident, the knock-on effects are often long lasting. From high medical expenses to funeral costs stretching into the thousands, victims of negligence while driving and their families can be affected for years to come. Unfortunately, the families of victims in a recent Abilene crash are now dealing with this type of traumatic aftershock.

A 19-year-old Texas Tech student and his 27-year-old female passenger were killed in a two-car accident in Abilene on Nov. 24. Abilene police have reported that the man was driving a 2008 Nissan north on South Danville Drive when the vehicle was struck on the driver's side by a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer heading east on South 14th Street. The fatal collision was allegedly due to the Nissan's failure to stop at a traffic signal.

The 35-year-old woman driving the Trailblazer suffered minor injuries but did not seek treatment. The Nissan driver and passenger were transported to Hendrick Medical Center where they were pronounced dead around 2:15 a.m. A police investigation into the crash is ongoing.

When a driver fails to safely operate a vehicle and obey the laws of the road, this recklessness can have serious effects on the lives of others. Whether it is the surviving families dealing with the pain and suffering of losing loved ones or the injured parties nursing battered bodies and extensive medical bills, the victims of car accidents should investigate their rights to compensation for their losses.

Source: Avalanche-Journal, "Texas Tech student killed in car accident," Ariel Kirkland, Nov. 27, 2012

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