The road is a very dangerous place, but it is a place that Texas individuals are almost every single day. Although not always, a reckless driver may often be to blame when a fatal vehicle accident occurs and takes someone away from his or her family. Unfortunately, one particular accident in Texas recently claimed the lives of three children.
According to reports, a car with four young children inside it pulled away from a stop sign recently and was struck by an allegedly speeding vehicle. The accident itself reportedly occurred around 5:30 p.m. one Monday afternoon. Investigators who were on the scene of the crash said it looked as though speed was a factor, which it appears they confirmed later in their investigation.
Three of the four children -- ages 3 through 11 -- all died in the crash. The mother, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, and her 13-year-old eldest child suffered injuries, but they survived. They are both in the hospital, according to the father, and the extent of their injuries is not clear.
When reckless driving can be proved, families of wrongful death victims as well as personal injury victims have the right to pursue legal claims in civil court against the at-fault drivers. This is regardless of whether or not police officials move forward with criminal actions, which will occur in this particular Texas case, as the driver in this fatal vehicle accident is expected to face three separate counts of negligent homicide. If a lawsuit is successful, victims or the families of victims are often able to recover monetary damages that can assist them in getting back on their feet financially after incurring medical expenses, losing time from work and enduring end-of-life expenses.
Source: wfaa.com, "Three children killed in West Dallas crash", Jack Beavers and Lauren Zakalik, March 30, 2016