East Bexar Co. Car Crash Leaves 1 Dead
Deputies continue to investigate a recent crash that left one person dead and two others seriously injured. The Texas fatal car accident occurred after midnight, in the wee hours of a recent morning. The cause of the collision was not immediately apparent.
Available information suggests that a woman driving one vehicle was attempting to make a turn at an intersection on Highway 87 at just about 2:15 a.m. A oncoming vehicle crashed into her car. The woman died immediately upon impact. A passenger in her car suffered critical injuries and was flown by helicopter to University Hospital for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured and taken to a nearby medical center for care.
The question was raised as to whether drugs or alcohol were possible factors concerning the cause of the crash. However, deputies were not able to determine these issues at the time of the accident. Criminal charges against the driver of the oncoming car could possibly be issued if in fact the investigating officers prove that his driving was impaired by drug use or intoxication.
Victims of Drivers that are High Can Seek Legal Compensation with the Help of a Lawyer
Those who are injured or have lost a loved one in a Texas fatal car accident sometimes decide to pursue legal action when the injuries or death was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. Many endure an unexpected financial burden due to loss of wages, funeral expenses or ongoing medical care as the result of an auto collision. A successfully litigated claim has the potential to award monies to the injured party or surviving family members which could then be used to help offset some of these costs. While it remains to be seen which driver appears to have been responsible for this fatal collision, all parties — including the surviving family of the deceased victim — may benefit from gaining an understanding of their rights and responsibilities in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Source: ksat.com, “1 dead, 2 injured in East Bexar Co. crash”, Jessica Soto, Jan. 25, 2015