SILSBEE, TX — A head-on collision left one man dead and put another in the hospital in Silsbee, Texas on Sunday, April 20th, 2014, according to a news report from KFDM.
Officials have said that they have reason to believe 48-year-old Michael Thompson was hurt when the vehicle he was driving was struck head-on by a pickup truck that was passing in a no-passing zone while driving on Highway 418 around 9:00 Sunday morning.
Scene of the Accident
Emergency responders transported Michael Thompson to a nearby hospital where he was last listed in serious condition. The driver of the other vehcile was identified in the news report as Jamarcus Myers, who was killed in the crash. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Authorities hope any eyewitnesses that have not yet come forward will do so in an effort to aid investigators in better understanding the nature of the accident.
People have the idea in their heads that just because a news article mentions the fact that the other driver may have made a mistake, that they automatically have a winning case, when this is simply not true. While a fact pattern that corroborates victims stories may help, by no means is it a magic bullet to end the discussion. This is where an independent investigation comes in handy, because often times police get their final reports wrong, which can sway liability against the real victims.
–Grossman Law Offices