On Tuesday, July 31, 2018 a Chevrolet Cruze and a Ford Escape were involved in a fatal head-on collision car accident in Runnels County, Texas, according to Fox News 29.
Details of the Runnels County, Texas car crash
According to authorities, the car collision took place between a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze heading south on State Highway 158 in Runnels County, and a 2015 Ford Escape traveling north. The southbound Chevrolet Cruze went off to the east side of the road, turned back onto his route and collided head-on with the Ford Escape. The driver of the Ford and one of the vehicle’s two passengers were both severely injured as a result of the car crash and died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet who was not wearing his seat belt sustained life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The other passenger in the ford escape remains in the hospital with serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Seatbelts can reduce the chances of serious injury after a car accident
Seat belt is one of the most important safety features of your car. It spreads the impact of collision and reduces the severity of injuries. Wearing seat belt has the following advantages
- It ensures you are not ejected from the vehicle when involved in car accident.
- It keeps you in place – it prevents your body from crashing into the dashboard, steering wheel, windshield or any other parts of your car.
- It spreads the force your body absorbs from the impact of the car crash and redistributes that force to areas that can withstand the impact better.
- It is devised to work with your airbags – airbags effectively keep you in place when you are wearing your seat belt.
Common Injuries Caused by Head-on Collisions
Physical trauma is common in a head-on collision. Resulting blunt impact from a car accident can cause the following injuries:
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
Contact a Texas car accident lawyer to discuss your options
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a head-on collision speak to a wrongful death attorney in Texas now at The Patel Firm PLLC, today. At The Patel Firm PLLC, our Corpus Christi car accident lawyers represent victims of head-on collisions all over the State of Texas. You will be aggressively represented by a dedicated injury attorney every step of the way. From the moment you call our office for representation, we guarantee we will work hard and efficiently to get you the justice you deserve. Speak to a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email the firm, anytime. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you. Reach out now.