Thousands of people drive to airports in Texas and throughout the nation every day. Many travel for business, while others embark on trips to exotic or romantic locales. Unfortunately, car accidents can occur as travelers drive to or from the airport. While most accidents may cause only a delay or damage to a vehicle, a recent accident near the Dallas airport claimed two lives.
A 23-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend were headed to the Dallas International Airport to start on a trip to Paris. According to police, the driver of another car ran a red light and hit the couple's car. The impact caused their vehicle to hit a pole. Both the man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The man who ran the red light was allegedly speeding and was suspected of driving under the influence.
The couple had left home and planned to pick up some family members to take them to the airport. The relatives began looking for the couple when they didn't show up when expected. As the family members searched for their loved ones, they found the site of the accident.
The uncle of the woman who died later returned to the crash site and carved the names of the victims in a tree. His desire is for people to consider the possible outcome when someone drinks and drives. The driver who caused the accident was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He faces charges of two counts of intoxication manslaughter.
When a Texas family suffers the loss of a loved one in car accidents such as this, many choose to pursue wrongful death litigation. A successful lawsuit could provide compensation to help families with funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of companionship, and grief and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney will guide loved ones through the legal process and work toward achieving the best possible outcome in a case.
Source: fox4news.com, "Suspected drunk dirver kills couple heading to airport for France trip", May 8, 2017