Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety have said that a woman died in an accident on Sept. 8 in which her car was hit by a truck. The crash happened on State Highway 114. In the wake of the accident, the road had to be closed to traffic for a few hours.
Sources have said that the accident occurred just before 7 p.m. as another truck was driving west. The driver of that truck said that he was looking forward and noticed a truck that was coming toward him leaving the eastbound lane and drifting into his lane. It had a load of rocks.
The driver of that westbound truck tried to get out of the way, but he could not avoid the collision.
After the trucks crashed into one another, the truck carrying rocks also hit two vehicles behind the semi. One was an SUV, and the other was a small passenger car. A 50-year-old woman was driving that passenger car.
The woman died at the scene. Two other people who were involved were treated while they were still there, and they did not need more medical assistance. A fourth person, the driver of the truck that hit the car, had to be taken away by helicopter for treatment. He was brought to John Peter Smith Hospital.
After a person dies in a car accident, their family members should know what legal rights they still have. Even though they may not be facing extensive medical bills, they may still have a right to compensation for the loss of life, lost wages and other damages.
Source: Denton Record-Chronicle, "Rhome woman killed in accident with semi" Megan Gray-Hatfield, Sep. 10, 2014