Texas drivers have to utilize caution when it comes to other drivers on the road. There is also a responsibility to pay attention to any pedestrians that may be walking in or near the roadway. A recent fatal accident took the life of a woman as she walking in El Paso.
In the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday, a woman driving an SUV attempted to pass a slower vehicle. The roads were wet and she could not maintain control of her SUV, causing it to hit a small sedan illegally parked on the side of the road. As the smaller car was pushed from its position, it hit a woman who had been standing beside it.
The pedestrian was taken to a nearby medical facility but did not survive. Police determined the driver of the SUV had been speeding when she lost control of her vehicle and also blamed her for choosing to pass the slower vehicle when the road conditions were such that it was not safe to do so. A report on the crash did not disclose what criminal charges the woman may be facing.
A life lost in a fatal accident is often one that has not yet finished the journey of being a parent, grandparent, spouse or successful employee. Along with grieving their loss, surviving family members have numerous decisions to make. An accident such as this one may result in the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit in a Texas civil court to seek financial compensation from the party or parties whose negligence caused or contributed to the tragic accident.
Source: kfoxtv.com, "Pedestrian dies in northeast El Paso crash, police say", R. Rendon, A. Byers, J. Martinez, Dec. 6, 2017