Most drivers are responsible people who closely adhere to the rules of the road, avoid drugs and alcohol before driving, wear seat belts, etc. Unfortunately, however, not every person who gets behind the wheel behaves this way, and car accidents can happen when drivers choose to act recklessly, essentially turning their vehicle into a dangerous weapon. Such was the case when a pair of street racers killed a Texas man when one of their cars collided with his vehicle.
The horrific crash happened early on a recent Sunday morning in Pleasant Grove. Police have said a 45-year-old man was on his way to donate plasma the day after celebrating his birthday. While he was crossing an intersection, his car was struck by one of the racing vehicles. The vehicle that was hit then spun out of control, ejecting the driver and throwing him across three lanes of traffic. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The driver of the car that hit the victim stopped near the crash site. He suffered serious internal injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The other man’s vehicle eventually stopped after colliding with a curb and a mailbox. He remained at the scene to cooperate with police. Both drivers have been charged with racing causing death.
Reportedly, this tragic incident follows a recent string of fatal car accidents involving street racing. No doubt, the victim’s family members are not only grieving the loss of their loved one, but also feeling a great deal of anger and frustration that his life could have been cut short simply because two people chose to engage in reckless behavior, seemingly for fun. Many Texas residents who have found themselves victims of a wrongful death situation like this one have chosen to discuss their legal options with an experienced personal injury attorney.