Three people and a dog have sadly lost their lives in a recent wrong-way accident in Texas. Now, the victims’ family members are left to grieve over their deaths and question how such a tragic accident could have taken place. The fatal crash occurred early on a Friday morning along Interstate 30.
How the accident occurred
The recent crash took place at a little before 1 a.m. According to police, a 25-year-old man was driving his 20-year-old girlfriend and the woman’s dog home, going east on the highway. All of a sudden, another car that was reportedly going west in the highway’s eastbound lanes struck his automobile.
The diver, passenger and dog in the first car passed away in the collision. The second car’s 29-year-old male motorist also died in the crash. Police said that no brakes appeared to be applied at the time of the crash. However, the collision destroyed both cars’ computer systems, so it was not clear how fast they were going when the wreck occurred. Authorities continued to investigate how the individual driving the second car ended up in the interstate’s eastbound lanes.
Seeking legal recourse in the aftermath of these tragic situations
The surviving family members of the deceased man and woman from the first car may opt to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of the monetary damages sustained in the crash. Even though the man who allegedly caused the wrong-way crash ended up passing away in it, wrongful death claims can still be filed against his estate and anyone else with an ownership interest in the car he was driving when the crash occurred. A damage award may help with covering funeral costs and other losses related to the Texas collision.