Six people’s lives have been cut short in a tragic motor vehicle crash in George West. In addition, five other individuals suffered injuries in the collision. The accident, which involved three automobiles, took place on a recent Friday evening. Sometimes, these types of crashes occur due to negligent driving, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the crash happened
The recent tragic crash took place at about 6:20 p.m. According to authorities, a minivan was going south along U.S. Highway 59. Suddenly, the van’s driver reportedly attempted to pass another car in a zone where passing was not permitted. Police said the van then struck a northbound sport utility vehicle head-on. A car then allegedly rear-ended the sport utility vehicle.
The 39-year-old woman who was reportedly driving the minivan passed away at the crash scene. A minor in the van also died in the crash. The collision additionally claimed the lives of the 47-year-old man driving the sport utility vehicle as well as the lives of two of that vehicle’s passengers—a 58-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man. A passenger in the car also passed away as a result of the wreck. Meanwhile, five other individuals were transported to a medical center with injuries.
Legal recourse is often possible following these tragedies
The surviving loved ones of the individuals who died in the unfortunate crash, aside from those of the minivan driver, may decide to file wrongful death claims against the van driver. Likewise, the injured parties may opt to file personal injury claims against her, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the accident. Successfully fought claims in a Texas civil court may lead to damages to cover losses such as burial costs and hospital expenses resulting from the accident.