Fatal accidents often involve the collision of two or more motor vehicles. Sometimes a vehicle hits a pedestrian, resulting in serious injury or death. A recent unusual fatal accident in a small Texas town involved an SUV and a carriage drawn by a horse.
The 52-year-old operator of the carriage had begun her tour service on Thanksgiving Day. She had been the driver of a carriage for several years in Fredericksburg and had wanted to bring the charm of the old-fashioned transportation to the place where she grew up. She and her sister were riding just outside the town when the SUV collided with the back of the carriage.
The town's fire marshal was the first responder to the scene and said he saw the SUV driver next to her vehicle, one woman lying in the road and the carriage on its side, with the operator still in her seat. The impact of the crash had killed her. The sister was taken to a nearby medical facility and was treated for minor injuries. Police are still investigating the crash and have not yet filed any charges to the driver of the SUV.
The aftermath of a fatal accident can be devastating. Not only will family members feel the loss for years to come, the person who caused the accident may have to face the potential financial setback of a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced Texas attorney will be able to represent grieving families as they seek financial compensation for the premature death of their loved one.
Source: mysanantonio.com, "Horse-drawn carriage operator killed in Bandera County collision", Zeke MacCormack, Jan. 10, 2018