Spring breaks are in full swing for many Texas colleges and universities and elsewhere around the country. A large number of students are on the roads, driving to and from school or taking a trip during the break. Car accidents occur on a daily basis, even when normal traffic and conditions are present. However, the situation becomes tragic when an accident occurs as a result of someone's negligent or reckless behavior.
A fatal crash recently occurred at about 2:45 a.m. in the Houston area. A 19-year-old college student was traveling in a car with her roommate and two other friends near her home. An SUV ran a red light and crashed into the car, according to police reports. The college student was killed by the impact, and her three passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries.
A family friend had driven by the scene of the accident and recognized the car. The friend contacted a family member and notified the mother of the deceased. The mother reported that her daughter had been home for spring break and had planned to return to school later on the day of the accident.
The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital as well. Blood tests will be run to determine if the driver was driving while intoxicated when the wreck happened. Charges are pending based on the results of the blood tests.
Texas families who have experienced similar losses in car accidents may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A loved one can never be replaced, but a successful claim can help survivors cope with unanticipated expenses, replace lost future earnings and compensate for grief and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney will work to achieve the best possible outcome for surviving family members.
Source: khou.com, "Young woman killed in Missouri City crash, 3 others injured", Brandi Smith, March 20, 2017