Texas is one of the largest states in the union. On a daily basis, highways are filled with thousands of motorists, all obligated to adhere to traffic and safety regulations for the common good of all travelers. Driver negligence and recklessness often lead to collisions; something as seemingly minor as failing to yield a right-of-way can cause fatal accidents.
This appears to have been the case on a recent Saturday in Karnes County. A 41-year-old male was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer headed west. A public safety trooper said that the driver came to an intersection and stopped at a stop sign.
Moments later, however, the trucker apparently failed to yield the right-of-way to another motorist who was approaching the intersection in a pickup truck. The speed limit on the road is posted at 70 mph. The tractor-trailer allegedly continued into the intersection without yielding and a collision occurred. Sadly, the 27-year-old driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer operator did not suffer any injuries.
The tractor-trailer driver has been deemed at fault for failure to yield, although an investigation remains ongoing in the case. It is tragic when car accidents result in the loss of human lives. It is difficult to know how a family can recover from such losses. However, some families take solace in knowing that they are able to seek restitution on behalf of their deceased loved one in court. In Texas, experienced personal injury lawyers can offer assistance to those who wish to consider filing legal claims after fatal accidents.
Source: victoriaadvocate.com, “Report of fatal crash in Karnes County released”, Alayna Alvarez, Oct. 26, 2015