A family of four from Parker was killed on Sunday following a head-on collision on a Texas highway. According to the Denver Post, the family was headed north on U.S. 287 when their vehicle was struck by another vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes. Witnesses said that the other vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Joe Risinger , was headed north but made a u-turn and went the wrong way down the interstate, swerving and traveling at a high rate of speed. The collision caused both vehicles to explode, killing the family of four as well as Risinger. Department of Public Safety Trooper Curtis West said alcohol may have been a factor in the cause of the wreck.
A car accident can result in serious injury and death. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 37,261 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2008.
Car crashes can produce some of the most horrific injuries a person can face. Rear end accidents can leave the victim with severe whiplash, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic soft tissue injuries. Side-impact collisions can cause broken hips, amputated extremities, or permanent nerve damage, and deadly head-on collisions can cause permanent brain damage, paralysis, and even death. If you have been in an accident, Colorado car accident attorney Andrew C. Bubb will review your case for free and discuss with you all of your legal options. In some cases you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Call 1 (800) 773-4492 today or contact us for a free case consultation.