Sometimes, a person is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, most often in multi-vehicle accidents, one driver is responsible and other drivers involved are completely innocent. In a tragic example, a young man died on a Texas roadway when a wrong-way driver struck him head-on.
The horrific crash happened in Houston in the early morning hours of a recent Saturday morning. The 26-year-old man was driving home when he was struck head-on by a truck traveling in the wrong lane. Police have said they do not know why the 25-year-old truck driver was driving the wrong way. Apparently, they had received several 911 calls, and prior to the crash, officers had attempted to stop him.
Sadly, the man who was struck died at the accident scene. According to his family, he had recently earned a master’s degree and was employed as a research coordinator at Texas Children’s Hospital; he was also looking forward to earning a doctorate. Reportedly, the truck driver was transported to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Likely, most people can empathize with this victim’s family members. Certainly, they are grieving the sudden loss of their loved one, but often car accidents like this one also create unexpected financial situations for surviving family, including funeral expenses and lost future income. They have the right to explore their legal options within the Texas civil justice system; a successfully litigated lawsuit could provide them some comfort and help mitigate monetary losses. Although the wrong-way driver also died in the crash, his estate could be held responsible.