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Fatal Auto Accident Caused by Wrong-Way Driver

Distracted driving remains an ongoing problem on busy Texas highways. One state trooper recently stated that one of the biggest causes of distracted driving is cell phone use behind the wheel. He cautioned all drivers to use the far right hand lane and remain alert and aware of all surroundings while navigating Texas roads. Any motorist who acts with negligence is at risk for causing a fatal car accident.

Such seems to have been the case in a tragedy that occurred not long after 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday. The incident resulted in a fiery crash that took the lives of three people. One of the drivers was reportedly heading in the wrong direction on the highway.

“Wrong Way” Drivers Often Take Lives in an Accident

That vehicle is said to have struck another, resulting in a huge and disastrous fire. The 49-year-old man who was driving the alleged wrong-way vehicle died. A 21-year-old young man behind the wheel of the car that was struck was also killed. A 44-year-old woman traveling as a passenger in the car whose driver apparently caused the crash initially survived and was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but later succumbed to her injuries.

When a family loses a loved one to a fatal car accident in Texas that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, a legal claim can be filed in civil court to seek restitution. Though no amount of compensation can replace the loss of human life, it can help families meet many of the expenses often associated with a tragic fatal collision. When the person responsible for having caused an accident has died, a claim can still be filed against the decedent’s estate.

Source: inforney.com, “Three killed in fiery wrong-way head-on collision on U.S. Highway 80“, Mathew Richards, March 5, 2016

Tylka Law Firm represents clients in League City, Texas, and throughout surrounding areas, including Galveston, Houston, Jefferson County, Chambers County, Alvin, Angleton, Texas City, Baytown, Pearland, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Harris County and throughout the Texas Gulf Coast.

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