The fatal collision transpired at 6:25 p.m. on State Highway 152, about three miles west of Pampa, officials said a 2021 GMC Sierra was westbound.
A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling east crossed over the center stripe and into the westbound lane, directly in front of the GMC Sierra, for an unknown reason.
The Sierra’s driver, 63-year-old Michael L. of Orange Park, Florida, was unable to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and collided head-on.
Lugar’s car came to a halt in a field to the northwest of the highway.
Kristen K. of Pampa, 28, was driving the Chevrolet Trailblazer when it came to a stop on its top in the westbound lane.
Knoop was declared dead at the scene.
Lugar was taken to Pampa Regional Medical Plaza with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Troopers from the Texas Highway Patrol are investigating the accident.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
In the United States, the number of people killed or injured in car accidents is steadily rising. In 2010, more than 38,000 people died in car accidents in the United States, according to the National Safety Council.
In Texas, car accidents are the leading cause of death and severe injury. One person is killed every hour and twenty-one minutes, and another is injured in a car accident in Texas.
For every 100 million miles driven in Texas, 1.50 people were killed in traffic accidents. In 2020, the value of 1.26 had increased by 18.94%.
There had been a steady rise in the number of people killed or injured in car accidents in Texas. Deaths from all causes increased by 7.54 percent to 3,623 in 2020, compared to the previous year.
More than 14,000 Texans died or were injured in car accidents in 2020.
Gray County Car Accident Lawyers
An estimated 4.5 million Americans are injured or killed in car accidents every year. Loved ones of car accident victims may find it difficult to comprehend their loss.
After a tragic accident, consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer is the best way to learn about your legal options. Car accident victims must be aware of their legal rights and compensation options in order to avoid being taken advantage of by their insurance companies.
A car accident lawyer can help you get compensation if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Arash Law Texas has extensive experience recovering compensation for injured clients in Hale County car accidents. Our Gray County car accident lawyers are ready to take on any case in order to provide the best legal representation for our clients.
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