Being hit by a semi-truck can be frightening. Because of the sheer size of the rig, damage done in a truck accident can be severe and with long-term effects. The Department of Public Safety for the state of Texas has reported a fatality in a recent truck accident.
Although the report did not state the reason, a Lexus sedan had come to a stop in one of the outer eastbound lanes of I-10 around 10:30 p.m. A semi headed the same direction came upon the stalled vehicle but allegedly did not see it. The truck crashed into the Lexus as well as a construction barrier at the side of the interstate and came to a stop.
Emergency responders found the 18-year-old driver of the Lexus dead at the scene. The truck driver did not suffer any injuries. The report did not mention any charges pending against the truck driver, who was based out of the state, and state troopers are continuing their investigation into what may have caused the sedan to stall in its lane.
There are many as-yet unknown details that could explain exactly what happened. Should it be found that negligence on the part of the truck driver was the cause of the truck accident, the family of the Lexus driver may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Although this type of suit will not bring back a loved one, surviving family members often file to get compensatory damages for pain and suffering the family has had to endure as well as for lost wages their loved one would have made during the course of his or her life. A Texas attorney who has a comprehensive knowledge of the laws of the state will be able to answer any questions victims of an accident may have.
Source: 12newsnow.com, "Nederland woman killed in Monday night wreck along eastbound Interstate 10", Leah Durain, Aug. 15, 2017