• May 30, 2017

One Killed, Several Hurt in Single-Vehicle Accident on South Jefferson Ave. in Titus County, TX

Titus County, TX -- A crash in the area of Titus County, TX led to the death of an unidentified person, and left several injured Friday, May 26, 2017.

The incident happened on South Jefferson Avenue around 11:39 a.m. According to early media reports, the vehicle was traveling along Jefferson when for unknown reasons it crashed. Officials claim 8 people--two adults and six children--were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Several occupants were reportedly ejected, while one fatality was claimed by the report.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Further information may be revealed as the investigation concludes.

map of the area

Commentary

In single-vehicle accidents, the tendency is to point the finger at the driver. Nonetheless, after years of litigating single-vehicle crashes, I've found that further investigation often reveals details left out in both media and police reports.

While many single-vehicle crashes are a result of negligence on the part of the driver, there are plenty of instances where accidents occur that are unpreventable by the driver.

One detail that stands out is the fact the crash ejected several people from the vehicle. Though it's rare, we have seen crashes that were the fault of the driver, but the cause of injury was due to seat-belt failure.

The least we owe to those left behind in fatal single-vehicle accidents is more subjective scrutiny than media and police investigations provide.

--Grossman Law Offices

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