Wrong Way Accident in Marlin, Texas Injures Seven

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 1-Oct-2013

A head on collision in Marlin, that involved as many as three vehicles, left several people injured, including children, police reported on Monday night. According to police, the accident took place at approximately 9 p.m. on Hwy 6.

Nine people were in the vehicles at the time of the head-on collision, which left at least 7 people injured. Some of those injured were identified as children, emergency officials said.

Five victims of the Marlin car accident were transported to area hospitals via helicopter. Two other injured victims were transported to Scott & White via ground ambulance.

Police have not yet identified any of the victims injured in the car wreck or provided an update on their conditions.

The scene of the accident is still under investigation, police said, but initially information revealed that one of the vehicles may have been traveling the wrong way up the exit ramp at the Marlin business exit.

Head on collisions are one of the most common types of accidents associated with wrong way accidents in Texas. Crashes that affect the front end of vehicles, such as in the instance of a head-on collision, are some of the most common types of accidents according to data revealed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But despite the serious injuries and risks associated with frontal crashes in Texas, wrong way accidents continue to plague the roads and interstates.

Wrong Way Accident Causes

Although confusion and disorientation can be influential factors tied to wrong way collisions, alcohol and drugs are often related to such accidents and the injuries that follow. Occurring most often between Midnight and 6 a.m., wrong way crashes are often tied to impairment of drivers, who may not be able to navigate the roads in a safe manner. Although laws and regulations are in place to help prevent tragic accidents involving wrong way vehicles, the damage endured by innocent victims is often life changing.

With dedicated private investigators and medical experts, our team of attorneys can quickly begin gathering important evidence related to our clients wrong way accidents and accompanying injuries or wrongful death. For a free consultation, don’t hesitate. Call our wrong way accident attorneys 24/7 or visit any of the ten locations for our personal injury law firm. We care. We can help.


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