On Wednesday, seven people died in a head-on collision near the Texas-Oklahoma border. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Suburban traveling a high speed cut across the center line of Highway 412 and crashed into a van carrying employees of a Texas meatpacking plant. Both drivers and five van passengers were killed instantly. One survivor was airlifted to a hospital. An investigation of the accident is still underway.
Texas law strictly prohibits such reckless behavior on the road. Section 545.063 of the Texas Transportation Code states:
On a highway having two or more roadways separated by a space, physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic, an operator shall drive on the right roadway unless directed or permitted to use another roadway by an official traffic-control device or police officer.
By obeying this law, drivers will avoid causing a head-on collision, which statistically is the most fatal kind of car crash.
But what if your family member is the victim of such an accident? In Texas, the victim’s family is able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. In addition, they can pursue proper compensation for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses and other damages. In the interest of the victim’s family, a car accident attorney will do what is possible to hold at-fault drivers accountable.
Here at the Law Office of W.T. Johnson, we have years of experience fighting and winningwrongful death cases. We get families the compensation they deserve following a tragic accident of a loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation at (800) 738-4046.