An 82-year-old Texas woman died late last month, possibly from injuries sustained in a two-car crash, Texas authorities reported. According to a preliminary investigation, local police determined that the fatal accident was caused by an 18-year-old man who pulled out of a restaurant parking lot and turned his car east into the path of the woman’s westbound vehicle, leading to the T-bone collision that claimed her life. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims across the state, and will work diligently to help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries.
DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING
According to Texas City Police Captain Brian Goetschius, local police were called to the 3100 block of Palmer Highway to investigate the two-car collision that claimed the life of the Texas woman. Police reported that, when the 18-year-old driver crossed his vehicle into the path of the other car, the woman and her 55-year-old son, who was a passenger in her vehicle, struck the other car broadside. The 82-year-old Texas woman and her son were airlifted to Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, where she was pronounced dead. Her son was admitted to the hospital for treatment. The 18-year-old involved in the accident was also admitted to the hospital for treatment, and was eventually released. Too often, devastating car accidents in Texas and across the United States are caused by avoidable factors like driver distraction or inattention. In this case, if the 18-year-old driver had been practice safe driving behavior, he may have seen the other vehicle coming and avoided pulling into the car’s path.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS FOR HELP
The sad truth is that distracted driving is a major factor in car accidents, injuries and fatalities across the United States and in Texas, where nearly one in four collisions involves driver distraction. In 2009 alone, over 100,000 vehicles were involved in accidents where distracted driving, driver inattention or cell phone use was cited as a cause, and 408 of these crashes were fatal. If you have suffered injuries in a major car accident in Texas, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our qualified lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party found at-fault in the collision, in order to pursue financial compensation for your accident-related losses.