One of the worst things about a sudden death is not being able to say goodbye. A fatal accident often takes that final farewell away from a grieving parent, spouse or child. According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 9-year-old girl was recently the victim in an early-morning fatal accident.
The report stated the driver of a pickup truck was approaching a curve as it was traveling north. A Nissan Sentra was also approaching the curve, but was headed south. The truck veered into the southbound lane, causing the driver of the sedan to jerk the car into the opposite lane in an effort to prevent a collision. Nevertheless, the truck did strike the sedan, causing both vehicles to spin.
Although the driver of the sedan was wearing her seat belt, two of her three minor passengers were not. The third passenger, the young girl, had secured the lap belt but not the shoulder harness and was thrown from the car, not living long enough for resuscitation. One of the surviving passengers was listed as critical and the driver and second passenger were treated at a local hospital and released. The truck driver, although not wearing his seat belt at the time, was not injured. Police are still investigating the accident and have not made any arrests as of yet.
Although something can go wrong no matter how careful a driver may be, all drivers on the road have the responsibility to keep complete focus on the conditions surrounding them. When that does not happen and a life is lost, there may be grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to pursue recovery of a financial settlement. For information on how to proceed with legal action after a fatal accident, contact an attorney who is familiar with Texas law pertaining to this subject.