Too many drivers do not think about how speeding could cause serious harm to others. Numerous car accidents occur because drivers are traveling well over the speed limit. Unfortunately, many of these incidents have fatal outcomes that leave surviving loved ones grieving.
It was recently reported that speed was likely a factor in a fatal crash that took place in Texas. The SUV was carrying at least three people when the driver failed to maintain control of the vehicle. At approximately 5 a.m., the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed, and after the driver lost control, the vehicle hit a tree before coming to a stop against a loading dock of a nearby building. After the incident, the driver and an undisclosed number of passengers fled the scene.
A woman who was riding in the front seat of the vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the incident. Authorities found her body still in the SUV after they arrived on the scene. An investigation into the fatal crash was still ongoing at the time of the report, and authorities were asking anyone with information to come forward.
Fatal car accidents can happen at any time and to anyone. The family of the woman killed in this Texas crash may have never expected to learn such harrowing news. Though the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, authorities will undoubtedly work to apprehend that individual. As they wait, the family of the victim may wish to explore their legal options. This incident may warrant the filing of a wrongful death claim against the driver in efforts to seek compensation for allowable damages.