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A fatal accident in Texas leaves several dead and a child injured

Residents in Texas seem to have already seen their fair share of accidents this year, several of them ending in tragedy. A fatal accident that occurred near the end of April certainly adds to this growing list of heartbreaking events. This horrific incident was responsible for the deaths of four individuals and seriously injuring a 4-year-old child. Local law enforcement personnel are still trying to piece together the events that led up the crash.

This accident took place near Decatur after a driver entered a stretch of highway, heading in the wrong direction. While she proceeded to travel south in northbound lanes, she reportedly crashed into an oncoming SUV. Unfortunately, she and three people in the SUV were killed in the crash. A 4-year-old girl survived and was airlifted to a children's hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.

Police are still unsure why this driver ended up on the wrong side of the road and are undoubtedly still trying to find answers. Little information has been released about the victims in the SUV and their relationship to the surviving child. The driver considered responsible for this crash is a well-known figure in the community and had served as a Justice of the Peace for many years.

While the circumstances surrounding this fatal accident are still unclear, this incident has drastically changed the life of the surviving child and all remaining family members. Even though the driver deemed responsible for this crash didn't survive, civil claims may be made against her estate on behalf of each victim. If negligence is established and she is found to have been liable for the collision, a civil court in Texas may award monetary compensation for the loss of each victim and to provide for the needs of the injured child.

Source: wfaa.com, "DPS: Wise County JP was wrong-way driver in fatal crash", Carla Wade, April 26, 2014

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