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One Horse Causes Five Car Accidents

Texas has a fabled history dotted with images of cowboys and horses. The horse helped settlers shape the great state, and even today, the horse remains a beloved part of the culture in the Lone Star State. Unfortunately, caring for horses is a painstaking task, and if a horse owner is careless, people may be in danger. Recently, an escaped horse was the cause of five serious car accidents

On November 4, 2018, drivers on a rural Texas highway had no idea they were headed towards a serious crash. A horse had escaped and was dangerously loose in the middle of the roadway. Though investigators believed the horse had been killed after one or two vehicles struck it, the body of the animal caused several more crashes. 

One of the cars that struck the horse contained two occupants. They were both killed after their vehicle sustained damage that caused it to veer off the road and crash into a big cement truck. Other drivers suffered serious injuries in similar crashes surrounding the incident. Police are now trying to determine who owned the horse that caused the catastrophe. 

When car accidents cause injury or death, a victim, through no fault of their own, may face lasting suffering. Victims or their families may want to hold the party responsible legally accountable for their injuries. The process may seem complicated, but on many occasions, an experienced attorney can help victims navigate the civil claims process to recover compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages and other damages arising from the accident.