Two people have lost their lives in a wrong-way car crash in Texas. Now, their grieving loved ones are left to question how such a collision could have taken place. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for civil litigation in the Lone Star State.
The recent head-on collision took place on a Thursday at about 2:30 a.m. According to police, one of the drivers drove in the wrong direction on a turnpike for 11 miles. The female driver, 22, then struck another car that a 53-year-old man was driving.
The woman ended up passing away at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the man suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. However, he ended up passing away as well. Authorities continued to investigate the collision.
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the accident. Even though the woman who reportedly caused the wreck passed away at the scene, her estate may still be sued. In addition, anybody else with an ownership interest in the car she was driving when the crash occurred may be sued.
Liability must be established before the Texas court hearing the wrongful death case before claims for damages will be adjudicated. If the case is fought successfully, the plaintiff may receive financial damages that might help the family to cover the deceased man's burial costs. Monetary damages may also help with addressing other losses caused by these kinds of motor vehicle accidents, such as support for surviving dependents.