In a Southeast, Texas accident, country singer, Tracy Byrd, and his wife were injured in a two-vehicle car wreck. Reports stated that a car turned in front of an SUV driven by Byrd when the vehicles collided. According to the Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 69 near Lumberton about 85 miles northeast of Houston.
Immediately after the car wreck, the country star and his wife, as well as the other driver, were taken to the hospital. The drivers and female passenger were treated for injuries, though none appeared to be life-threatening. Hospital officials reported on Wednesday that the Byrds were not listed as patients, so they were most likely released on Tuesday evening.
After an accident, it is critical to pursue an immediate investigation to determine the cause of the accident and identify all responsible parties. In this case, the driver of the vehicle was ticketed for failure to yield. In a civil case, criminal liability or a traffic citation can be used as evidence of negligence. The driver of the other vehicle could be held liable for personal injury.
Even minor accidents can cause significant financial setbacks. A personal injury claim could entitle the Byrds to compensation for all medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, as well as other personal or economic damages they have suffered as a result of the accident. Tracy Byrd is a country star with hits including "The Keeper of the Stars," "Holdin' Heaven," and "Watermelon Crawl."
Source: Houston Chronicle, "Tracy Byrd, wife slightly hurt in Texas wreck," July 18, 2012.