Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Aug 10, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Early morning on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, a driver travelling the wrong way on I-30 in Greenville collided with an SUV with five teenagers traveling from Virginia to Austin, TX. The collision killed the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, his dog and three teens in the SUV. Two other teens were injured.
Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents because of the force at which the two vehicles usually collide. Our Fort Worth auto accident lawyers are experienced in handling this type of accident and can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for injuries.
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A 78-year-old man was travelling east on westbound I-30 just before 2 a.m. when he collided with the SUV. Then, an 18-wheeler approaching the accident was unable to stop in time and barreled into the vehicles, which caused the SUV to catch fire. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The five teens were graduates of Herndon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, and were traveling to a gaming convention in Austin when the accident occurred.
Wrong-Way Accidents on the Rise
According to a recent investigation by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, wrong-way accidents in Texas are on the rise, as the state leads the nation in wrong-way collisions.
Through an analysis of wrong-way accident crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation, in the last four years, there have been at least three wrong-way collisions within the seven-mile stretch of I-30 were Fridays crash occurred.
State-wide, 269 people have died and an additional 2,800 were injured in head-on collisions caused by wrong-way accidents in the last four years.
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