Officers hold off family as they explain fiery head-on collision
The family members of a 50-year-old Texas women got in the car and rushed to the intersection of FM-70 and Country Road 42 on Monday morning. It was only moments ago that they learned that a car accident had occurred involving their loved one.
When they arrived on the scene, they could see the crash further off, but officers would not let them near the vehicles. The officers attempted to explain that their loved one had been in a head-on collision, but that she didn't survive the crash. Officers had to enforce department policy and prevent the family's natural instinct to ask to see the body.
Officers continued to investigate the accident, but were able to confirm some of the details. What they did know at the time of the report was that there were two vehicles involved. One of the vehicles had crossed the center lane, the cause of which remains unknown.
When the vehicle crossed the center lane, the two collided, both of them bursting into flames. Good Samaritans arrived on the scene and were able to pull one woman from her vehicle. She was transported to the hospital where doctors determined that she suffered internal injuries.
The second woman had been trapped in her vehicle, unable to escape. The flames had been too intense for those at the scene to try to extract her from the vehicle.
In situations like this, there is no doubt that the family will have and continue to feel an intense loss. Often, the emotional pain is enough, but in most instances financial damages are added to the situation, including funeral costs and the loss of a primary income. Civil lawsuits help provide compensation for these losses.
Source: KRIS-TV, "Fiery Crash Leaves One Women Dead and One Injured," Rachel Cole, July 1, 2013