Marijuana may have Played Role in Car Crash
Various factors bear significance when considering the cause of a motor vehicle accident in Texas. Driver intoxication and recklessness behind the wheel are two of the most common factors of collisions that result in serious injuries or death/s of innocent victims. When field tests performed by responding law enforcement agents at the scene of a fatal car accident are inconclusive, a toxicology screening may be ordered to further determine whether a driver was impaired at the time of a collision.
On a recent Saturday in Katy, a crash took place that resulted in a fatality. The tragedy occurred when a motor vehicle, apparently traveling at excessive speeds, went out of control and smashed into another car on the highway. The impact of the collision caused the other car to flip over and crash into a wall on the freeway. A 65-year-old female passenger in that car died as a result of the crash.
Marijuana can Impair Driver Skill
The vehicle whose driver seems to have caused the accident is then said to have crashed into a second car before coming to a halt. Police have stated that the field tests they performed on the driver were not conclusive. They are also reportedly investigating whether the car was involved in a street race at the time of the tragic collision. Upon searching the man’s vehicle, police charged the man with possession of marijuana.
The results of the toxicology screening will help determine whether the driver was impaired when the fatal car accident occurred. Losing a loved one due to another motorist’s negligent or reckless driving in Texas often leaves families feeling angry and frustrated. A desire for justice prompts many to file wrongful death claims on behalf of their deceased family member. The process can be simplified by acting under the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
Source: Houston Chronicle, “Charges may be upgraded in fatal crash on Katy freeway“, Brian Rogers, Dec. 27, 2015