As a Texas driver on the road these days, it is advantageous to be wary of other drivers. There are those who may be distracted by a cell phone, a passenger or their own thoughts. There are those who have consumed a substance that diminishes brain function and physical reaction time. Either of these predicaments has the potential to result in a fatal accident. A man's life ended on New Year's Day in a needless tragedy.
Just before daylight a 35-year-old woman was attempting to merge from an exit ramp onto Interstate 20. She overshot her lane and crashed into a vehicle traveling along the interstate. The impact of the collision sent the second vehicle off the road and into a pillar. The driver was killed immediately.
The woman was minimally injured in the crash. Police then arrested her and charged her with intoxication manslaughter. At the time of a report later in the day, she was still in jail and no bond had been set.
It is not the news any family wants to hear at anytime, but especially after ringing in a brand new year with high hopes for a brand new start. This man's family must now deal with a time of emotional turmoil, trying to come to terms with their loss due to the fatal accident. They will also have to go without the financial resources he provided until the time of his death. However, they appear to have legal grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A Texas attorney who has a thorough knowledge of the laws of the state will be able to guide them through each step and provide ongoing support in the quest for justice.