Just after midnight on a recent Saturday two people riding together in the same vehicle were involved in an accident. No details regarding the incident were provided, except that the pair were sitting in their vehicle, which was halted in a lane on US 84, when a second collision occurred. Their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The person in the driver’s seat of the halted vehicle was a 23-year-old woman. She survived the initial impact of the truck hitting her vehicle. Rescuers transported her to a local medical center for emergency treatment. Sadly, she died there. The 26-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Truck driver’s injuries not life-threatening
The truck driver also received medical treatment following the accident. His injuries were much less severe than the occupants of the car. It was noted that neither of the deceased victims was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the collision.
In Texas and all other states, an immediate family member of a deceased victim in a motor vehicle collision may file a wrongful death claim in civil court when there is evidence suggesting that another person’s negligence caused the fatal accident. Restitution obtained through this type of litigation often helps grieving families offset funeral expenses and other costs associated with a loved one’s sudden death. A personal injury attorney can provide much-needed support at every stage of the proceedings involved in litigating a wrongful death claim.