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Cement spill blamed for crash in possible wrongful death

by | Feb 17, 2020 | Wrongful Death |

Car crashes can have many different causes, but when they prove fatal, it is especially important to determine what happened. When a crash happens because a driver or a company that owns a vehicle was negligent, filing a wrongful death claim may be a necessary result. This is what Texas authorities are attempting to determine after a recent crash took the lives of two drivers. The incident, officials say, may have been caused by wet cement spilled on the roadway.

The crash happened on a recent morning right after a cement truck drove out of its plant and onto the roadway. Police report that the cement drum may have been turning incorrectly when the driver of the truck was making a turn around a corner. Police further allege that this caused wet cement to leak onto the roadway.

Shortly thereafter, authorities say that a northbound vehicle drove over the wet cement causing a loss of control of the vehicle. The car jumped the median where it ran into a southbound vehicle. Both drivers died at the crash site. Police haven’t announced whether any criminal charges will be filed in connection with the crash, either against the truck driver or the company that owned the truck. 

The families of the two drivers may decide to file a wrongful death claim in connection with this incident. If authorities determine that the cement on the truck was improperly secured or that the driver was negligent, civil litigation may the best recourse for justice. Any monetary damages awarded because of a successful civil claim could be used to cover expenses related to the crash, such as funeral costs, unpaid medical bills or more. A Texas attorney with extensive experience in handling these types of cases can be a valuable resource for a mourning family in need.