3 Killed, 1 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Loop 820 in Haltom City

3 Killed, 1 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Loop 820 in Haltom City

Three Killed and One Injured in Haltom City Two-Vehicle Crash on Loop 820 near Highway 377

Haltom City, Texas (August 31, 2020) – Three people were killed, and another was injured in a wrong-way crash on Sunday in Haltom City, according to police.

The deadly crash happened on August 30, in the 5400 block of Loop 820 near Highway 377.

Police said a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on the loop when it crashed into another vehicle, occupied by three people.

The impact caused both vehicles to catch fire.

The three occupants, a man, a woman and a child, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The wrong-way driver was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims require an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to an attorney who will help you in your case.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is for informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service we like to advise family of the following:
1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.