Charles Zang Killed, Catherine Price Injured in Huntsville, TX, Accident
Huntsville, TX -- February 26, 2017, Charles Zang was killed and Catherine Price was injured due to an accident where two cars crashed head-on.
Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the crash happened around 11:15 p.m near the intersection of US Highway 190 and Phelps Slab Road.
Preliminary investigations indicate that a 17-year-old girl was driving a Hyundai along US 190. For reasons yet to be determined, the vehicle crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic lanes. As a result, it entered the path of a car being driven by Zang. The two vehicles collided head-on.
Emergency services were called out to the scene. They transported both Zang and Price, Zang's passenger, to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Zang died the following afternoon. Price was hospitalized with critical injuries. The 17-year-old driver had unspecified injuries and was released from care Monday.
At this time, Troopers continue to investigate the cause of the accident. Investigations are ongoing.
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There are seemingly countless factors which can cause a vehicle to lose control. Usually when a teenage driver is involved, a lot of people are going to assume the driver was speeding and texting. While this could certainly be true, we just won't know for sure unless a thorough investigation is done. While a police investigation is helpful to those affected by a car accident, I can tell you from experience that they tend to be insufficient when trying to determine liability for a wreck.
Sometimes details surrounding a crash are considered too unlikely by investigators or are very subtle and easy to miss. For this reason, I've always advocated for the use of 3rd Party Investigators. Having an independent expert examine an accident is one way to ensure all of the details surrounding a crash are extensively examined. There are many advantages to using a private investigators, which have been laid out more in-depth in the article below.
Regardless of what caused this crash, there is no way for those affected to work toward a resolution of the facts aren't properly investigated. A 3rd party investigation is a valuable tool for working toward that resolution.
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