Most drivers in Texas recognize the importance of looking both ways when attempting to cross an intersection. After all, not everyone drives safely, which means there’s always the chance that a driver won’t stop at the right moment. However, everyone makes mistakes and can become distracted or forgetful. As a result, not everyone looks both ways before crossing an intersection every time. Unfortunately, the consequences of such a mistake can be significant. On a recent Saturday morning, a car accident occurred.
The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer ended up hitting a vehicle broadside at a Lewisville intersection. The impact killed a young girl in the back seat of the vehicle. The 37-year-old driver of the vehicle, as well as her 9-year-old son and the 13-year-old daughter, were rushed to the hospital. As of the following day, the condition of the mother was unknown. However, at the time, the children were reportedly in critical condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed.
Police officers are still investigating the situation. Both drivers provided blood samples to the police voluntarily. Based on these blood samples, authorities do not believe alcohol played a role. Investigators are still trying to figure out which driver didn’t stop at the red light at the intersection.
The vast majority of people can think of a time when they didn’t behave appropriately when driving a vehicle. The reason for the inappropriate behavior may be due to fatigue, a poor judgment at the moment, or distraction. Fortunately, in most cases, these incidents don’t end in a deadly car accident. Unfortunately, in this case, a 13-year-old girl lost her life in a deadly car accident and others were severely injured. Being distracted for just a few seconds can lead to devastating consequences.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and you suspect negligence was the case, you should consider pursuing a lawsuit for wrongful death in a civil court. For more information about how to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, don’t hesitate to contact us.