A teenager has tragically lost her life in a motor vehicle accident in Texas. In addition, another teenager has suffered serious injuries in the crash, which took place on a recent Tuesday afternoon. These kinds of crashes can easily occur due to negligent driving, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the accident
The recent Texas wreck occurred at a little before 1 p.m. along Country Road 3080 and United States Highway 190. According to authorities, a 17-year-old woman was driving a car west along the highway’s shoulder. She then reportedly made a left turn in an unsafe manner, at which point her car crossed into a cement truck’s path.
Police reported that the truck driver tried to avoid colliding with the car but was not successful. As a result, the car allegedly collided with the truck. The truck driver sustained no injuries, but the teenage driver ended up passing away in the crash. A teenage passenger with the teenage driver survived the wreck but suffered incapacitating injuries and was therefore airlifted to a medical center. Authorities continued to investigate the collision.
Legal recourse available following the crash
The injured passenger may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the Texas collision. Although the teenage driver who is believed to have caused the wreck died in it, her estate may still be sued. In addition, anyone with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the crash — such as her parents, for example — may be sued. A financial award from a successfully litigated lawsuit may help to cover the injured party’s hospital bills and other accident-related losses.