Most people are aware of the dangers of street racing on Texas roads. Those who engage in street racing endanger themselves and innocent drivers and passengers traveling on the same roadways. Street racing is a serious matter that many areas around the country must deal with. Sadly, when an accident happens due to street racing, as it did recently in River Oaks, the results are often fatal.
Two lives lost in a preventable accident
The crash happened on a Wednesday evening. Two pickups were driving east on River Oaks Boulevard when they struck a car driven by a 37-year-old woman. Police believe the trucks were racing at the time of the accident. The female driver of the car, and a 17-year-old female passenger, were both killed in the accident. A male passenger in the car was also seriously injured.
The family is now left mourning two loved ones who were victims of an accident that was likely completely preventable. The accident is still under investigation. The drivers of the two pickups may face charges related to the accident once the investigation is complete.
Accident victims have a right to seek compensation
When one is seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, the victim or their family members have the right to pursue a civil case against the driver at fault. This is true in cases involving street racing or other types of driver negligence. Compensation after a successful civil lawsuit can help pay for medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses. A Texas attorney with experience in personal injury cases can help victims and families proceed to the next step in their legal fight.