Many people who have sports cars love to show them off. They take pride in the way the car looks and the way it performs. Sometimes these car owners can get carried away in their boasting, with a show of speed resulting in a crash. A Texas man is facing charges after police say he caused a fatal accident.
A 21-year-old man was displaying the power of his 2014 Ford Mustang to a friend by weaving in and out of traffic and speeding. While his friend was recording the joy ride, a witness claims the car was traveling at a speed of 70 mph, twice the posted limit of 35. As the vehicle reached a construction zone, the driver hit a man who was running across the road.
The force of the impact killed the runner before first responders could arrive at the scene. Police investigators said there was no way he could have seen the Mustang in time to move out of the way. The driver of the Mustang paid his bond in the amount of $15,000 and is facing one count of manslaughter.
The runner's family surely never had any idea they would never see him again the last time they were together. Any death can be hard to accept but those where there is no chance to say goodbye due to a fatal accident are especially painful. A potential solace for the family can come in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit that would hold the negligent party responsible for his or her actions. A Texas attorney can guide a client through the process, in pursuit of the maximum recoverable monetary damages.