A woman recently died in a crash that involved multiple vehicles. Three other people also suffered injuries that were not thought to be serious. Texas authorities report the investigation is ongoing. It is possible that alcohol was a factor in this tragic car accident.
The accident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on Farm to Market Road 1960. Several vehicles were stopped at a traffic light on the westbound side of the roadway. An SUV approaching the intersection failed to stop and crashed into two vehicles. The force of the impact pushed those two cars into a pickup truck and one other vehicle. By the time it was over, five vehicles were involved.
The SUV and the first vehicle hit by it both burst into flames. Witnesses at the scene of the accident helped pull two people out of the burning SUV to safety. However, bystanders were unable to get to the woman who was driving the other vehicle that was on fire. The fire completely engulfed the vehicle, and its driver died in the fiery car. Three other people involved in the crash suffered only minor injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
While Texas authorities determine the cause of the car accident, the family of the deceased driver is forced to deal with her premature death. Along with the emotional burdens that accompany such a loss, there will -- undoubtedly -- be financial burdens as well. The courts can offer no relief for the family's grief, but if the gathered evidence documents that the driver of the SUV was negligent, the court may award the family monetary damages sustained as a result of the tragedy.
Source: khou.com, "HCSO: 1 dead, 3 others injured after multiple-vehicle accident on FM 1960", , June 15, 2014