High-speed chases put other Texas motorists in danger. Accidents involving high speeds can cause serious injuries and many victims die from those injuries. Sadly, innocent people are at risk when others choose to commit crimes and evade the police. A recent accident that reportedly involved a human smuggler who was running from police resulted in four deaths.
The crash happened on a Monday on I-10 in Ozona. Police pursued a 22-year-old due to suspicions of being involved in human smuggling. The driver apparently ran a red light and struck a vehicle operated by a 71-year-old woman. The woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter were both killed in the accident.
The pickup driven by the 22-year-old had 11 passengers. Two of those were also killed in the crash. The driver was hospitalized and is facing charges related to the crash. Tragically, the family of the grandmother and child killed are left to mourn their deaths from an accident that was likely completely preventable and wouldn’t have happened if the pickup driver was not fleeing from the police.
Compensation for accident victims
Victims of motor vehicle accidents or their surviving family members are often overwhelmed in the aftermath of a serious crash. There may be many costs associated with the accident for loss of work, medical bills, and funeral expenses when fatalities occur. Texas victims and family members can take legal action against all culpable parties by filing a civil lawsuit. An attorney can provide information to victims and families to help them start the legal process.