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Solo Vehicle Crash Killed 40-Year-Old Man

A solo vehicle crash reportedly took place in Upshur County, Texas, on Monday, May 31st, 2021. The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading an investigation of the case. The incident occurred on SH154, a few miles from Gilmer. A pickup truck that was heading east caused the death of its passenger. The passenger, a 41-year-old man from Big Sandy, was trying to fasten a mattress at the back of the pickup truck while the vehicle was in motion. Suddenly, a strong wind caused the man to lose his balance and fell from the truck. He was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 20-year-old man from Big Sandy was not injured in the incident. Authorities are still looking into the circumstances of the crash.

If A Solo Vehicle Crash Killed A Passenger, Can You Sue the Driver on Their Behalf?

According to the IIHS, more than 30,000 car crashes happen each year – with Texas having the second-highest rate in the country. But what of single-vehicle crashes? Do they happen as often? Well, around 39 percent of those crashes happen to be single-vehicle ones. And even though they may be called single-vehicle crashes, there may be more than one party involved in such crashes. Most notably, it is possible for a negligent driver to cause the death of a passenger. In such a situation, it is possible for you to take action on behalf of a deceased passenger, assuming that you are a relative of the passenger. If you’re interested in taking this line of action, consult an attorney first. We can provide you a free phone consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. Call us today at (713) 352-7975.

Source: CBS19