A man and his teenage son recently lost their lives in a tragic motorcycle crash in Texas. Now, their surviving loved ones are left to mourn their deaths and question how their lives could have been taken so soon. Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved in the motorcycle accident has been taken into custody in connection with the accident.
The fatal motorcycle collision took place at around 12:20 a.m. on a recent Wednesday along U.S. 183 as well as the 183A Toll. According to authorities, the 39-year-old father and his son, 17, proceeded through an intersection on their motorcycle, as they had the right of way. However, while they were halfway through it, the 21-year-old driver of the car plowed into them. Reportedly, the car driver ignored a red light.
The father and son on the motorcycle died as a result of the collision. However, the driver of the car survived and apparently fled the accident scene. Police said they later found him and charged him with not stopping and rendering aid in a crash involving death, as well as possessing several intoxicating drugs (two counts). He was held in jail on $600,000 bail.
The loved ones of the two individuals who died in the Texas motorcycle crash may choose to file wrongful death claims against the driver believed responsible for the tragedy, seeking the a judgment for monetary damages. If the car driver ends up being convicted on the criminal charges filed against him in connection with the accident, proof of the conviction may be presented in an effort to establish liability in a related civil court proceeding. A successfully fought claim may lead to a financial damage award to address funeral costs and other losses resulting from these types of accidents.