What many of those whose actions (whether they be intentional or not) result in them driving recklessly on the roads in and around The Woodlands fail to realize is that not only are they putting their own lives on the line, but they are endangering others on the road around them, as well. During periods of heavy traffic in particular, unsafe or irresponsible driving can be that much more dangerous. What may begin as a collision between two vehicles can quickly involve multiple cars and several people, with the one’s whose actions caused such accidents often failing to experience the worst of them.
Such was the case (at least for now) in accident that recently occurred near Corsicana. Five vehicles ended up being involved in a collision that resulted from an SUV driving the wrong way on the freeway. Investigators are still trying to determine why the driver responsible chose to head south on the northbound lanes of I-45. The vehicle eventually collided head on with another, killing three of that vehicle’s occupants. Three other cars attempted to avoid the collision, yet were unsuccessful. The driver and a passenger in the southbound vehicle sustained serious injuries in the accident, as did another driver involved in the subsequent collision.
Cases of reckless driving will often result in criminal charges. Yet the fact that a driver is facing such penalties does not make him or her immune from any civil action that those who suffered due to his or her carelessness may want to pursue. Anyone looking to initiate a claim in such a situation may be wise to first consult with an experienced attorney.
Source: CBS DFW “3 Dead Following Wrong-Way Crash On I-45 Near Corsicana” Aug. 03, 2017