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Fatal Motor Accident due to Passing

Texas is a big state with many busy highways. It is crucial that motorists act with safety and caution behind the wheels of their vehicles in order to protect themselves and others sharing the roadways. When a fatal car accident occurs, authorities typically investigate the situation in order to determine who or what might have caused the collision.

Driver Negligence is a Leading Factor in Crashes

Often, driver negligence is determined as a leading causal factor in a crash. An incident took place on a recent Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m. that involved a 28-year-old woman who apparently attempted to pass another vehicle on the road. The roads were reportedly slick that day due to inclement weather. When the woman attempted the passing maneuver, she allegedly lost steering control and crashed into a sports utility vehicle traveling southbound.

A 3-year-old child and a 31-year-old woman were occupants of the vehicle that was struck. Both suffered injuries and were taken to different hospitals in Fort Worth for treatment. The woman who seems to have caused the accident did not survive her injuries.

When an individual survives injuries in a Texas fatal car accident that has taken the life of the driver deemed responsible, there is recourse through the legal system to seek compensation for damages. In such cases, a personal injury claim can be filed against the decedent’s estate so that a surviving victim can obtain recovery for losses associated with the collision. It is advisable to obtain guidance from an experienced attorney if one is considering filing a personal injury claim.

Source: wfaa.com, “DPS: Fatal accident caused by wet roads in Parker Co.“, March 9, 2016

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