Two Uvalde boys lost their lives in a fatal car crash. The crash also caused multiple injuries to others. The recent motor vehicle accident took place in heavy traffic on the evening before Thanksgiving Day.
Events leading up to the crash
The tragic car collision took place along Interstate 35 at about 6:30 p.m. According to police, a 23-year-old man was driving a pickup truck but ended up losing control of the vehicle. He then allegedly crashed into a sport utility vehicle carrying two boys, ages 8 and 13, a woman, and another man.
Police said the two children were pronounced dead at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the woman and man in the sport utility vehicle were transported to a medical center with injuries. Two other motor vehicles, one carrying two other children — ages 3 and 4 — were additionally involved in this chain-reaction collision. The individuals in these two automobiles were transported to a medical center as well.
Legal recourse is often possible for victims of these accidents
The family members of the two boys who passed away in the crash appear to have grounds to file wrongful death claims against the pickup truck driver who allegedly caused the tragic collision. Likewise, any other individual who was injured in the crash may choose to file a personal injury claim against the pickup truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If the plaintiffs are successful in their claims, they may receive damages to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as medical bills and funeral costs. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the crash, but monetary damages may help the plaintiffs to more easily move forward from the accident.