Anyone who travels on Texas highways likely knows the risks of sharing the roads with semi-trucks and other large vehicles that are moving at high speeds. But even when one is cautious and tries to remain aware of their surroundings while driving, one can still be involved in an accident. Sadly, innocent people are killed each year on interstates when drivers don’t follow the laws. Negligent driving, like when one is driving the wrong way on a highway, can cause serious injuries and fatalities.
A multi-vehicle accident kills one
A recent accident in Buda involved several vehicles. Before the crash happened, there were reports of a vehicle driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of I-35 at around 4 a.m. Police were responding to the call when the crash happened. Apparently, the wrong-way vehicle struck four vehicles in the area near Main Street. The highway was closed for several hours.
Two of the vehicles involved were semi-trucks. One of the accident victims was killed in the crash. The driver of the vehicle that was traveling the wrong way was also injured and treated in a nearby hospital. As officials continue to investigate the accident, the wrong-way driver could be charged if they determine negligence caused the crash.
Where can accident victims turn for help?
When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, they may suffer long-term consequences. Accident victims often find that they can’t work or enjoy the same activities they did before they were injured. When this happens, accident victims may not know where to turn for help. Fortunately, the civil court system allows Texas accident victims to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident.