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Wharton — Driver Dead After Crash on U.S. 59

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 8:37 pm    

A 2-vehicle crash near Exit 961 of U.S. 59 near Wharton left a man dead on Wednesday noon, January 16, 2019.

According to David Freeman, a detective with the Wharton Police Department, a small 4-door Kia sedan was heading southbound, and when he suddenly entered the northbound lanes for unknown reasons, he collided with a northbound 18-wheeler truck.

The 27-year-old driver of the sedan immediately died at the scene while the driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to OakBend Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

It is quite unfortunate to hear of the passing of the unidentified driver. Alas, car accidents happen quite often in this day and age. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

Head-on collision, a particular type of car accident, is probably the most dangerous type of crashes of them all, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.

If you are a victim of a head-on collision/car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then please never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get you the justice that you deserve.


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