An individual’s life has sadly been cut short in a tragic car accident in Fort Worth, Texas. The two-automobile crash also caused two injuries. A fourth individual now faces criminal charges in connection with the accident after reportedly causing the crash due to speeding.
Events leading up to the collision
The tragic accident occurred when a 22-year-old man reportedly drove 157 miles an hour along westbound Interstate 20. The speed limit in the area was 70 miles an hour. Police said the man ended up crashing into a sport utility vehicle as a result.
The impact of the crash sadly led to injuries to two people and killed a third person. The man who allegedly caused the speeding accident was arrested following the collision. He now faces charges of aggravated assault (two counts) and manslaughter (one count).
How an attorney can help
The family members of the individual who died in the Texas crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the man who allegedly caused the accident due to reckless driving. Likewise, the two injured individuals might opt to file personal injury claims against him, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. If the man is convicted on his charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in a related civil court proceeding in an effort to establish liability for the accident. Financial damages in successfully fought claims can help the plaintiffs to cover any accident-related costs, from burial costs to medical expenses and even the loss of wages for the injured parties if they have to miss work due to their injuries.