The holiday season is generally full of family and fun, but this also leads to more people out on the roads. Congested roads along with distracted drivers and speeding are the perfect combination in the cause of many car accidents. Recently, a Texas woman was involved in a fatal accident while driving home from visiting family for the holiday.
The accident occurred near Denton and required a main highway to be shut down for several hours while crews worked the scene. The head-on collision claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman from Frisco. She was apparently trapped in her vehicle after the accident and had to be pulled out of her car by rescue personnel. She was taken to a nearby medical center, but later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
A couple in the other vehicle also had to be rescued from their car, which caught on fire, and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Both are reportedly in stable condition. So far it has not been indicated if drugs and/or alcohol are thought to be contributing factors in the cause of the crash. The investigation of the accident is still ongoing and charges have not yet been filed.
A fatal accident can leave families grieving the unfortunate loss of their loved one. It can also result in financial hardship for the victim's surviving family members. Trying to cover medical expenses, funeral expenses and any other financial loss suffered after an accident can take its toll and add to an already emotionally stressful time. If the driver deemed responsible for this incident is found negligent in the cause of the crash, the victim's family may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. If liability is established before a Texas civil court, the family could be awarded monetary compensation to help relieve the financial hardship they have endured as a result of the accident.
Source: dentonrc.com, Frisco woman, 71, dies in head-on collision, Bj Lewis, Nov 29, 2013