Two individuals have sadly lost their lives in a motor vehicle crash in Texas. Meanwhile, three other individuals were injured in the afternoon collision. Sometimes, these types of crashes occur due to a motorist’s carelessness behind the wheel, which is grounds for litigation in the Lone Star State.
How the fatal accident occurred
The recent crash took place at around 1:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to police, the crash involved two cars and a sport utility vehicle at a street intersection near a lake. Authorities said they believed that speed was a causal factor in the crash.
A 76-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man who were riding in the sport utility vehicle were reportedly pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the drivers of both of the cars were injured in the accident and thus taken to the hospital. A passenger riding in one of the cars was also injured and transported to a medical center for treatment. Police continued to investigate the cause of the accident.
Legal recourse available following the collision
If police determine that one of the car drivers caused the accident due to negligent driving, the surviving family members of the two deceased accident victims may decide to file wrongful death claims against this driver, seeking damages. Likewise, all other injured individuals may file personal injury claims against this individual. However, if authorities find that the deceased sport utility vehicle driver caused the crash, the injury victims may file personal injury claims against this individual’s estate. Successfully fought claims may result in damages to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other losses tied to the Texas motor vehicle accident.