When a fatal accident happens on a Texas roadway, the situation is always tragic. But when that accident involves the death of a child, it can be very traumatic for the surviving family members and friends of the victim. Using proper restraints based on the child’s age can go a long way in protecting them. But sometimes, even when one does everything safely, a serious accident can take a young life. A recent rollover crash killed a child and injured many others.
A life lost too soon
This accident occurred on a Sunday morning on Interstate 10. An SUV was heading westbound in the outside lane of the highway. Another vehicle changed lanes, cutting off the SUV. This caused the SUV to leave the roadway abruptly and strike a concrete barrier. The impact caused the vehicle to roll over.
The SUV had the driver along with 10 passengers inside. One of those passengers, an 11-year-old child was killed in the accident. The adult passenger, along with nine minor passengers were injured and taken to two local hospitals. An investigation into the accident may reveal who was at fault. Charges could be filed later.
Seeking assistance after a car accident
Losing a child in a motor vehicle accident is a life-changing event for the family members left behind. When a loved one dies due to the negligence of others on the road, family members may feel many emotions, including anger at the person they believe to be responsible. When a Texas family finds themselves in such an impossible situation, they have the right to turn to a professional personal injury attorney to see what options they have in seeking damages against the driver at fault.