Most people leave their homes each day to go to work, run some errands or take a much-needed vacation and fully expect to return when their mission is complete. Unfortunately, some never make it back to their loved ones because another person decides to drive drunk, with their impairment causing a fatal accident. A 20-year-old female has been charged after allegedly killing a Texas woman and her infant son in a fatal accident.
A report stated the pre-dawn accident happened when a large SUV crashed into the rear of a smaller sedan. A witness near the site of the crash ran over to the vehicles and saw that the driver of the sedan was not conscious. The witness felt for the woman's pulse, which she said was weak and then there was none at all. The witness also heard the 20-year-old driver of the SUV scream to her passenger that they had been at a bar and they were out of gas but she did not seem to grasp the fact she had been in an accident.
When police arrived on the scene, they not only pronounced the mother deceased but her 3-month-old son as well. He had been strapped in his car seat. The woman's husband stated she had most likely been going to get breakfast for him to eat after he got off his night-shift job, something she did every day. The driver of the SUV and her 17-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment, with full recoveries expected. The driver is facing two intoxication manslaughter charges.
Because of the apparent negligence of the SUV driver, the husband of the deceased woman may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit regarding the fatal accident. Any award from a successfully presented lawsuit may help with funeral expense, burial costs and other damages recognized by applicable laws. Consulting with a Texas personal injury attorney is the best first choice in order to consider all available options for legal recourse.
Source: abc13.com, "Mom and baby killed in crash by possible drunk driver in Clear Lake, police say", Courtney Fischer, Feb. 28, 2018