Every year, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of too many people. Sometimes they are caused by poor road conditions or the negligence of another driver, while other incidents occur due to drivers using a phone or not paying attention. Regardless of what causes fatal auto accidents in Houston and throughout the state, people should always be aware of the dangers on the road and drive responsibly.
After a vehicle with four occupants was struck from behind, one of the passengers, a 26-year-old woman, lost her life and was found to have died at the scene of the accident. Another passenger was taken to the hospital with significant injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck them was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after law enforcement officials found his vehicle in brush near the location of the crash. The accident, which took place in West Austin on Loop 360 close to Westlake Drive, is still being investigated by authorities, who are unsure whether or not alcohol was involved.
There are a number of problems that can arise for those involved in car accidents and their families as well. With the loss of a loved one, there can be unbearable emotional pain and suffering. Also, those who survive crashes can struggle to cope with their physical injuries and could have to miss out on work. In addition to this, there can be financial issues to deal with, from medical expenses to funeral costs. If you are dealing with these problems, talking to an attorney could be helpful.
Source: KVUE.com, "Fatal accident on Capital of Texas Highway," Oct. 27, 2013