Anyone who has ever driven on busy roadways in Texas understands how dangerous intersections can be. Even if a driver is alert and cautious behind the wheel, if another motorist is negligent, it may be impossible to avoid collision. One young woman was merely trying to make a turn recently when another vehicle allegedly failed to stop at a red light, resulting in a fatal accident that took her life.
It was a Thursday evening, just passed 8:30 p.m., when the tragic accident occurred. Authorities say the 25-year-old woman was traveling northbound when she attempted to make a turn at the intersection. Another vehicle, driven by a man who also happens to be age 25, apparently went straight through a red light, smashing into the woman's car. The woman died at the accident scene.
In addition to the woman, there were two passengers in her vehicle, a 65-year-old man and a 2-year-old child. The man and child were both injured. The toddler's injuries are listed as life-threatening, and the child remains in the hospital at this time. No further details were provided about the man's injuries.
When a fatal accident occurs in Texas that is deemed to have been caused by negligence, it often leads to litigation in a civil court. It's especially tragic when a death occurs or a child is injured in a situation that likely may have been prevented if the motorist deemed responsible had adhered to traffic regulations. Although, nothing can be done to recover the loss of a human life, many grieving families find it helpful when their claims lead to compensation that provides funds to cover medical expenses, funeral expenses and other costs that may be associated with a particular collision.
Source: kristv.com, "Suspect in fatal accident arrested", Aug. 1, 2017