Bruton Terrace, TX Accident Caused by Running Red
Though traffic lights can help considerably in making intersections safer, it does not guarantee that an accident will not take place. A serious car accident could take place if a driver fails to stop at a red light, which unfortunately happens quite often. The results of such as accident are often serious and can sometimes even be fatal.
A fatal accident took place at a Texas intersection when a driver reportedly ran a red light. A vehicle had a green light and was attempting to make a turn at the intersection when an SUV did not stop at the red light and collided with the turning vehicle. Serious injuries and one fatality resulted from the crash.
A 24-year-old female in the vehicle that was turning was declared dead at an area hospital. It was also reported that two older adults and two young children were also transported to the hospital. At this time authorities are continuing to investigate the situation, and the driver of the SUV has apparently been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
A Texas Car Wreck Injury Attorney can Help Win Financial Compensation
Such a car accident is always considered tragic and unfortunate, especially when the accident could have been prevented had the driver of the SUV stopped at the red light. Because the accident resulted in a fatality and several serious injuries, the affected parties may wish to look into their legal options. The family of the deceased victim may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim, and the other injured parties may wish to look into their personal injury claim options. If the driver of the SUV is convicted of negligent homicide, the chances of success for a wrongful death case in Texas could potentially increase.
Source: dallasnews.com, Update: Fatal car accident in Bruton Terrace on Thursday caused by driver running red light, Robert Wilonsky, Feb. 28, 2014