A fatal accident can happen from any number of causes. Bad weather, distractions inside and outside the vehicle, or malfunction of any part of the car itself can all be reasons a fatal accident occurs. A nighttime crash between a stalled car and a pickup truck on a Texas state highway resulted in the death of a 29-year-old woman recently.
The woman had gotten out of her car to see if she could figure out why it had stopped. Her car was in the left lane of the highway but not on the shoulder, out of the way of traffic. A pickup truck came upon the scene and tried to go around the stalled car but collided with it instead. In turn, the car hit the woman as she was standing next to the driver's side door.
Emergency responders reported her dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and remained at the scene for police to arrive. A report on the incident did not disclose information on possible charges to the truck driver.
Those who have had loved ones killed in a car accident often have a hard time comprehending and accepting their loss and cannot even think about the next steps to take. If the fatal accident happened because of the negligence of another person, the family has the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney who fully understands the personal injury laws as they apply to residents of Texas will be able to help a family in their pursuit of financial compensation.
Source: star-telegram.com, "Woman hit, killed by motorist on Texas 114 in Westlake", Domingo Ramirez, Jr., Sept. 24, 2017