Holidays are a perfect time for family and friends to gather together to celebrate and spend time. Unfortunately, these special occasions also lead to heavier traffic and more than a few serious motor vehicle accidents. Texas officials respond to numerous calls concerning crashes during the travel days, both before and after major holidays such as Thanksgiving.
Recently, first responders were summoned to the scene of a four-vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours. Shortly after 5 a.m., a driver of an SUV drove onto an off-ramp of I-820 headed in the wrong direction. Just moments after entering the wrong way, the first vehicle crashed into two other SUVs and a smaller passenger car.
The driver of the sedan suffered what were described as critical injuries in the collision. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was listed in stable condition. A third driver also was injured and listed as stable while the fourth motorist reportedly did not suffer any major injuries in the wreck. Sadly, a dog that was a passenger in the sedan was killed in the crash.
The Public Safety Office of the Texas city where the crash occurred released the information concerning the accident but did not state whether the wrong-way driver will be facing any charges in connection with this serious crash. Motor vehicle accidents take a toll on not just a victim’s physical and emotional well-being; there are frequently significant monetary losses as well. Victims may have a basis for pursuing a civil lawsuit against the parties deemed liable for their documented damages. An experienced attorney can provide an assessment of a case and help successfully navigate a civil suit through the state’s civil justice system.