A man has sadly lost his life in a Texas motor vehicle crash. In addition, a woman suffered injuries in the crash, which occurred on a recent Tuesday morning. Sometimes, these types of collisions take place as a result of careless driving, in which case the allegedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths stemming from the accident.
How the car accident occurred
The recent Texas crash occurred at about 7:20 a.m. According to police, a sport utility vehicle was going southwest along Farm to Market Road 1878. Meanwhile, a pickup truck was reportedly going northeast on the highway. At the time, the sport utility vehicle had allegedly passed several automobiles in a zone where passing was prohibited.
Authorities said the sport utility vehicle then struck the pickup truck after both automobiles’ drivers attempted to miss each other and ended up in a ditch. The 37-year-old woman driving the sport utility vehicle suffered injuries and was therefore transported to a hospital for treatment. However, the 41-year-old man driving the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Police continued to investigate the crash.
How an attorney can help victims of these situations
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the Texas crash have the option of filing a wrongful death claim against the woman, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. They must establish liability in civil court before a judge will decide their claim for damages. If they end up receiving a monetary award, it can help them to cover the man’s burial costs and even the loss of support for his surviving dependents due to the crash.