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Fatal accident deadly for 1 pedestrian, 2 others seriously hurt

In an instant a fatal accident can take a mother, a child or a grandparent away from his or her family. With no chance to say goodbye, the surviving loved ones often feel like they're reading a book with no ending for closure. The family of one woman is grieving after she was killed in a fatal accident on a stretch of I-20 in Texas.

Just after midnight, an SUV with its flashers on was parked off to the side of the interstate after an earlier crash. Three pedestrians had stopped to help the driver when a pickup truck veered onto the shoulder behind the SUV. It hit the rear of the SUV, causing the vehicle to spin and hit the pedestrians. The force killed one individual and seriously injured the other two.

The driver of the pickup truck was also injured, though not seriously, and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. Once the hospital released him, he was subsequently arrested and transported to the county jail. Police issued intoxication manslaughter and assault charges against him, for which bond was set at $150,000.

The sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal accident may leave surviving family members wondering what to do or where to turn next. During such a chaotic and confusing time, the advice of an attorney can be a calming and logical source of support. The details for a number of legal options, such as wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits can be discussed with a Texas attorney by any family facing these tragic circumstances.

Source:, "Weekend fatality reported after Harrison County wreck", Bridget Ortigo, May 23, 2018

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