Speeding is a common cause of accidents in Texas and every other state in the nation. When a vehicle is traveling over the speed limit, not only does it make it harder for the driver to stop, but it also increases the force of the impact in a crash, which can leave those involved seriously or fatally injured. A recent accident in Houston killed six people and the authorities believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
Details of the accident
The crash happened at around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Fannin and Pearce. Houston Police say that a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Fannin and sped through the red light. The vehicle struck an SUV that was driving east on Pierce. The impact of the collision caused the SUV to flip and one of the vehicles struck a man who was sleeping near the street, killing him.
Five other people were killed in the crash. One of the victims was former Oakland Raiders player D.J. Hayden. The driver who was believed to be at fault also died. The families of the victims may choose to pursue a wrongful death case against the estate of the driver at fault.
Seeking compensation after a loss
Money is insignificant when compared to the loss of a loved one, especially when they are killed in a tragic motor vehicle crash. But many times, a sudden death comes with expenses that can put a burden on the surviving family members. When a loved one is killed in Texas due to the negligence of another driver, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to try to recoup some of their financial losses.