A woman was killed in Texas after the motor vehicle she was riding in crashed into another car and a utility pole. Police arrived on the scene of the 10:30 p.m. crash to find the woman dead and another person injured. They suspect speeding played a role in the tragic collision. The accident occurred in Arlington.
How the motor vehicle accident happened
The recent Texas car accident took place on a Friday night. According to police, a driver was speeding along a street and ended up losing control of the vehicle. The driver then reportedly breached the median and hit a car headed west.
The impact apparently caused the first car to strike a utility pole and land in the backyard of a home nearby. The driver suffered injuries not deemed life-threatening and was taken to a medical center for treatment. Sadly, the passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The people in the other car suffered no injuries in the wreck.
Legal recourse available following the accident
The surviving loved ones of the woman who died at the scene of the Texas car accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained as a result of the crash. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will consider the plaintiffs’ claims for damages. A successfully litigated wrongful death claim may result in monetary damages to cover burial expenses and other documented losses.