When navigating city streets in Texas, drivers must be cautious and watch for slow-moving vehicles like heavy machinery. These vehicles can often be seen throughout cities and rural areas, and they are usually not capable of maneuvering out of harm’s way in an impending accident. Sadly, these accidents often cause serious injuries to those in all the vehicles involved. A recent Houston accident involving a forklift left two adults with fatal injuries.
A high-speed crash turns deadly
This accident happened on a Thursday evening near Highway 288 in Houston. An SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed through an industrial area. The SUV struck a forklift that was crossing the road while working in the area. Authorities believe the driver of the SUV may have been intoxicated and going twice the legal speed limit, contributing to the accident.
Two passengers in the SUV were killed in the accident. The driver of the SUV and another passenger were also injured, but the forklift driver walked away without any injuries. The SUV driver may face charges of manslaughter once the investigation is complete.
Accident victims can seek legal recourse
Family members of victims killed in motor vehicle accidents have rights. If the crash was caused by a negligent driver, the surviving family members may have a case to seek compensation through a civil lawsuit. This compensation can help pay for funeral costs and other expenses that are common when a loved one dies unexpectedly. Those who find themselves in such a difficult situation can benefit from speaking with a Texas attorney to see what the next step is in their journey toward justice.