Parents of teen drivers in Texas are understandably nervous when their children first start driving alone. Teens are inexperienced in dealing with problems that can arise while driving, which can mean they may be more likely to be involved in accidents. But just because a teenager is involved in an accident doesn’t mean the teen was at fault. Sadly, a recent crash in Hays County left one teenager dead, and the authorities are still not sure of exactly how the accident occurred.
Crash under investigation
The accident happened on a rural road on a Monday night shortly before 9:30 p.m. The teenager was driving along McGregor Lane near Martin Road before his vehicle left the roadway. Authorities believe another vehicle veered into his lane, causing the 16-year-old to swerve the SUV to avoid colliding with the other vehicle. The teen driver was killed in the crash.
There is not yet a lot of information about the details of the accident. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding out more information to attempt to determine exactly what happened leading up to the crash. It’s unknown whether the other driver remained at the scene of the accident and no charges have been filed at this time.
Negligent drivers can be held responsible for injuries
Drivers are required to obey the laws on Texas roadways. When a driver doesn’t drive safely, accidents that kill or injure others can result. Sadly, many innocent drivers suffer from serious, and even fatal injuries because others are negligent. When this happens, the victim or the victim’s family has the right to seek just through a civil lawsuit against the person deemed at fault.