A woman has sadly lost her life in a tragic pedestrian accident involving two motor vehicles in Texas. In addition, a man was seriously injured in the accident. Sometimes, such accidents occur as a result of a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for litigation.
The recent collision took place at around 9 a.m. on a Monday. According to police, a 53-year-old man was driving a company truck south along United States Highway 69. A 42-year-old man was also driving an SUV south on the highway. However, all of a sudden, the company truck driver reportedly made a lane change in an unsafe manner. As a result, the man allegedly hit the SUV, and the SUV then struck two pedestrians in the area.
According to authorities, one of the pedestrians died at the accident scene. She was 31. Meanwhile, the other pedestrian, who is 37, survived the crash. He was taken to a medical center, where authorities said his condition was deemed serious. The company truck driver and the SUV driver were not harmed in the accident.
The surviving loved ones of the pedestrian who passed away in the Texas crash may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the company truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of damages. In addition, the driver’s employer may be sued. Likewise, the injured pedestrian may choose to file a personal injury claim against the truck driver and his employer. If the plaintiffs can establish liability in the accident, based upon a showing of negligence, a judge will decide their claims for damages. A monetary award in a successfully fought suit might help to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other costs.