Texas police recently responded to a tragedy on a stretch of roadway with which they are quite familiar. One patrol officer said that it is a dangerous section of road because there is a tight curve just before an intersection, and especially at night, the area is poorly lit. The officer said that car accidents often happen in this particular area.
When investigators arrived at the scene on a recent Friday morning, they discovered a vehicle engulfed in flames. The car had collided head-on with another vehicle after coming around the bend at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle, age 23, was not only traveling at excessive speed, but he was also in the wrong lane.
Both drivers and all passengers were killed
Sadly, no one survived this head-on collision. The 23-year-old was carrying two passengers in his vehicle. The other car contained the driver, an adult and a juvenile. All victims, including the driver deemed responsible for the crash, died at the scene. Investigators stated that the collision occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m., meaning that visibility may have been poor due to darkness on the road.
Mourning the loss of a loved one in a fatal Texas collision
It is devastating for a family to receive word that a loved one was killed in a Texas collision. The shock of such news can cause severe emotional trauma, especially when the loved one involved was a spouse or a child. State law allows immediate family members to seek financial recovery for damages when evidence of negligence by another exists. When drivers who have caused car accidents have, themselves, suffered fatal injuries, a wrongful death claim may still be filed against their estate.