A fatal accident can devastate a Texas family as well as friends who are as close as family. It is even worse if a loved one is a witness to the fatal accident. Although he was not where he could see it, a father was close enough to hear the impact of a car hitting and killing his son.
In an interview after the accident, the father said he saw a car as it neared a stop sign and knew the driver was not going to stop. He then heard a sound that he thought was either a blown tire or the thud of the car hitting someone or something. Neighbors ran to the father, screaming that it was his son who had been hit. Before emergency responders could revive him at the scene, the son died.
The driver left the scene after the incident, but police soon found and arrested him. He has been charged with a number of offenses, including intoxication manslaughter with bond set at $110,000. The grandmother of the deceased says that drivers often run that particular stop sign, and she hopes that city officials will do something to remedy the situation.
The heartbreak this family is experiencing resonates with others who have lost loved ones to a fatal accident. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is an option for family members as they struggle to come to terms with their loss. A Texas attorney can offer an invaluable support system to deal with the legal ramifications of such a tragedy while the surviving family focuses on grieving their devastating loss.
Source: kltv.com, "East Texas father describes moment he saw car fatally strike son", Brionna Rivers, Sept. 13, 2017