A college student has sadly passed away in a motor vehicle collision in Texas. In addition, a woman has suffered injuries in the crash, which occurred on a recent Saturday morning. Sometimes, these types of crashes take place due to a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for litigation.
How the crash occurred
The tragic collision took place at about 11:25 a.m. According to authorities, a college freshman and student-athlete, 18, was driving eastbound along Highway 105 at the time. Meanwhile, a 50-year-old woman was driving westbound on the highway.
All of a sudden, the student’s car reportedly started to hydroplane and entered the highway’s westbound lane. Police said his car then struck the woman’s car head-on. The student passed away in the collision. Meanwhile, the woman was transported to a medical center with incapacitating injuries. Authorities said the man was driving too quickly for the road conditions when the crash occurred.
How an attorney can help following the crash
The injured woman may decide to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the recent Texas crash. Although the man who allegedly caused the accident died in the crash, she may still sue his estate as well as any other individual who has an ownership interest in the car that he was operating at the time of the wreck. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the crash, but a monetary damage award may help to cover hospital bills and therefore help the injury victim to more easily move forward from the potentially life-altering ordeal.