Driver Flees Scene in Three-Car Accident That Killed One Person

01/28/2016 // 1-800 Car Wreck // (press release)

A recent three-car accident resulted in the death of a Livingston woman, who reportedly collided with a car while trying to avoid a vehicle that was backing out of a private drive. Two passengers who were riding in the vehicle that the woman was driving sustained critical injuries and were transported to a hospital in Houston.

Source: KTRE News Report “Livingston woman killed in 3-car wreck; 1 driver flees scene”

“POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -A Livingston woman died after wrecking with another car while trying to avoid a vehicle backing out of a private drive Thursday night in Polk County.

Dawn Diane Poirier, 30, died in a Livingston hospital at 6:15 p.m. Her two passengers, Maddalynne Adara-Leighanne Poirier, 7, and Knighton Poirier, age unknown, were taken to a Houston hospital with critical injuries.”

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The woman’s car reportedly overturned after she attempted to avoid hitting the unknown vehicle backing out of the driveway, and hit another car. According to DPS, the driver she was trying to avoid hitting subsequently fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle hit was also taken to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries.

Challenges Many Victims Face Following Multi-Vehicle Collisions

Multi-vehicle collisions present many challenges for victims in the aftermath. In addition to physical injuries, those involved in a serious accident involving more than one vehicle typically face trauma emotionally after surviving such a life altering experience. These types of crashes require a thorough investigation to determine liability, which is critical to individuals who choose to pursue a personal injury claim for damages from those at fault. 

According to Houston car wreck lawyer Amy Witherite of Eberstein Witherite LLP, most people in these circumstances amass a significant amount of financial damages including costs for medical care, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering.

The CDC estimates that crash related deaths alone in the U.S. result in more than $40 billion in annual medical and work loss costs.

Source: CDC Report “CDC Finds Annual Estimated Cost of U.S. Crash-Related Deaths is $41 Billion”

“Motor vehicle crash-related deaths in the United States resulted in an estimated $41 billion in medical and work loss costs in a year, according to state-based estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of this cost ($20.4 billion) was in 10 states, the report says.”

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Texas is one of the top 10 states listed that has the highest per state total of these costs, with an estimated $3.5 billion.

This total does not count the costs associated with the hundreds of thousands of accident injuries that occur each year. Norman Mineta, chairman of Make Roads Safe North America, previously stated of the issue in a press release published by the CDC, “These preventable costs are a reflection of the terrible suffering of American families whose loved ones are killed or injured on the roads.”

Legal Help for Houston Area Accident Victims

There are legal options for individuals in Houston and surrounding areas who need help with recovering financial damages in the event they have been injured as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. By contacting a Houston personal injury attorney, those who need help can get an assessment of what options are available to them in their specific case.

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