A man and two teenagers were killed in a motor vehicle collision in Texas. A third teenager suffered injuries in the crash. The accident, which involved a single car, took place on a recent Thursday night.
How the car accident occurred
Police reported that the recent Texas crash occurred when the 35-year-old driver of a car was speeding along a winding, narrow rural road and lost control of the vehicle. The car apparently rolled over. Two teenagers, ages 16 and 14, died at the scene. It was reported that they were cousins.
The driver, who police said was a friend of the family, also passed away in the collision. A 15-year-old boy was riding in the front passenger seat and suffered injuries. Authorities continued to investigate how the accident happened, and it is likely that more information will be available later.
How an attorney can help
The surviving family members of the two teens who died in the motor vehicle accident might choose to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained due to the accident. Likewise, a personal injury claim may be filed on behalf of the injured teenager. Even though the speeding driver who reportedly caused the Texas accident passed away in the crash, civil claims may be filed against his estate and anyone else with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the crash. Liability has to be established, based upon a showing of negligence before a judge will determine the claims for damages. Successfully fought claims might lead to monetary damages to cover any losses resulting from the accident, such as burial costs and medical expenses.