If you follow local news, you probably hear about fatal car accidents sometimes. Whether they are caused by the negligence of another or only involve one vehicle, it is particularly troubling for families to deal with the loss of a loved one. Additionally, any passengers who are fortunate enough to survive can become seriously injured, leading to physical, emotional, and even financial scars that can last for a long time. These auto accidents occur too often in Houston and throughout Texas, so drivers should always remember how dangerous the roads can be.
One example of the tragic consequences caused by these collisions recently occurred in League City, Texas. After the accident, which involved two vehicles, the driver of one car was injured and hospitalized.
Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle, a pregnant woman who was only 20 years old, perished, along with her unborn child. Following this accident, which took place just after 1 a.m., lanes on the Gulf Freeway were closed for roughly four hours.
When someone is involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident, there are many problems that they can struggle with following the crash. While people mourn losing a friend or family member, those who survive a collision might have to struggle with painful, debilitating injuries. Additionally, the cost of funerals and hospital bills can be staggering. As a result, many people simply can't afford these expenses. If you are dealing with a deadly auto accident, you could benefit from discussing the crash with an attorney.
Source: KHOU-TV, "Pregnant woman, 20, killed in League City crash," Sep. 23, 2013