A Fort Worth driver who failed to safely change lanes on Interstate 35W, causing a fatal traffic accident in October, faces criminal charges and a civil action for wrongful death, according to the lawsuit filed just before Christmas.
The lawsuit, filed by the father of the decedent, alleges driver Jeton Avdiu was following other vehicles too closely, failed to maintain a safe speed, and did not keep a proper lookout while driving in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 west near downtown Fort Worth, which resulted in a multiple vehicle collision that killed a 33-year-old man. According to the suit, the collision also involved a driver working for Cadence Delivery, a third-party delivery company contracted by Amazon. The lawsuit, which names Avdiu, Cadence Delivery, and Amazon, seeks damages in excess of $1 million.
According to court documents, Avdiu, whose wife and two small children were in the vehicle at the time of the collision, was traveling northbound near the Lancaster Avenue exit, when he crossed multiple lanes of traffic to exit the freeway and struck another vehicle at a high rate of speed. The collision caused the victim’s vehicle to roll over and the victim was ejected from the sunroof.
Avdiu also faces criminal charges for manslaughter and abandoning or endangering a child, because of his conduct resulting in the fatal crash.
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