It is important that drivers adapt their driving habits to meet road conditions. Driving too fast for road conditions can lead to a car accident that can have a devastating impact on everyone involved. Our Houston readers will be sad to hear about an accident that claimed one life and injured three others. It is believed to have been caused by a driver not adapting to road conditions.
The accident occurred on Nov. 23 in Potter County. A pickup truck driven by a 43-year-old woman was traveling south on US Highway 87. The roadway was slick and the woman was believed to be driving too fast for road conditions. The truck began to swerve and left the road.
When the truck left the road, it collided with a van that was parked on the side of the road after being involved in an earlier accident. When the truck hit the van, the truck flipped and landed on its driver’s side.
The two people in the van, a 32-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy received minor injuries. Unfortunately, the passenger in the truck, a 42-year-old woman, was killed in the accident. The driver of the truck was also seriously injured and taken to a local hospital.
No charges have been filed. Authorities could still be investigating how the accident happened and if there were any extenuating circumstances that could have led to the accident. That said, if those who were injured or the family of the woman who was killed decide to pursue the driver of the truck for damages, they have a legal right to do so. Compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and final expenses for the woman who was killed could all be claims in a civil lawsuit. An experienced legal professional could help those who choose to seek compensation explore their options.
Source: Amarillo.com, “DPS: 1 dead, 3 injured on Potter County roads” Ricky Treon, Nov. 24, 2013