When a Texas driver does not pay attention while on the road, there is the potential for a catastrophe. The repercussions from causing a fatal accident may not end with a minor penalty. To someone who negligently causes a fatal accident, a judge can pass a sentence of several years in jail and an exorbitant fine.
A woman and her sister were recently killed in an evening accident. A spokesperson for the state's Department of Public Safety said around 7:00 p.m. a red SUV was driving west and veered into the lane of oncoming traffic. The SUV hit a sedan in a head-on collision. The impact killed the sisters, 51 and 57 years of age.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries. A report gave no explanation as to why she did not maintain her lane but said police are still investigating. As of yet, there have been no charges issued to the 67-year-old female.
Losing one family member is heartbreaking in itself, but to lose two at the same time and in the same fatal accident can be overwhelming. During a time like this, it is challenging for most people to find a way to move past the grief and take action, but it is may be helpful to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney with extensive knowledge of Texas personal injury laws can guide devastated family members to take the necessary steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one.