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Malfunctioning light may have been cause of fatal accident

Sometimes a collision between two or more vehicles is not the fault of any driver. At those times a fatal accident on the road may happen because certain equipment does not work as intended. That may prove to be the case in a recent fatal accident on a north-to-south Texas highway.

Although a report on the accident did not go into much detail about the accident itself, it did state a vehicle pulling a trailer collided with another vehicle. One driver, a 71-year-old woman, died at the scene of the accident. The other driver was severely injured and had to be taken to a nearby hospital. That person is now listed in stable condition.

Several eyewitnesses say the collision was not the fault of the two drivers, but of a stop light that was not working at the time. According to a resident who lives in the area, the light does not work much of the time. The Department of Transportation was notified and stated employees were sent to fix the light.

In most circumstances, the family of the deceased killed in a fatal accident would have the option to sue the person responsible for causing the collision. In this case one possible defendant would be a government entity, which normally has sovereign immunity from certain lawsuits.  An experienced Texas attorney will be able to evaluate a case to determine whether grounds for a legal claim exist and, if so, offer advice on the best options for pursuing legal recourse.

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