A third victim has died from her injuries from a car accident during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Texas. The victim was a 26-year-old woman who was attending the festival when she was struck by a car. She died from her injuries from the car accident a few days later. The accused is a 21-year-old man who was trying to flee from the police because he was drunk.
A wrongful death lawsuit had been filed by the family of a married couple killed during a massive pileup on Interstate 10 in Texas. Even though the accident happened over a year ago on Thanksgiving Day 2012, it took until recently for the wrongful death lawsuit to reach a settlement. The lawsuit was against the driver of a tractor-trailer truck and the owner of the truck, C.R. England. The driver struck the couple's car and killed them.
With Spring Break approaching, Texas law enforcement officials are cautioning people about road safety and drunk driving. Last year, drunk driving casualties during Spring Break were up 23 percent compared to Spring Break 2012. Law enforcement agencies across the state of Texas are joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving.
A Texas widow is suing the Austin Police Department for the wrongful death of her husband. The woman's husband was driving on the Capital of Texas Highway when a high speed police pursuit of another person caused an accident that killed the woman's husband. The widow has filed a lawsuit against the department of over $1 million for the wrongful death of her husband.