Most Texas drivers realize that if they commit a traffic offense and are being pursued by police, they are wise to stop and accept whatever consequence comes their way. Those who fail to do so tend to simply create more problems for themselves. Such was the case recently in west Houston when one person died in a car accident that happened during a police pursuit.
Early on a recent Sunday evening, a deputy noticed a black car run a red light and pursued the vehicle in an attempt to stop it. The driver did not stop, ran another red light and collided with a white vehicle. Reportedly, authorities found a drug stash and two guns during a search of the suspect's vehicle.
The female driver of the white vehicle was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The two occupants of the black car were identified as men in their 20s. The passenger died on the way to hospital, and the driver now faces a charge of felony murder. Police have noted that the Cinco de Mayo holiday (May 5) each year begins a season in which, unfortunately, they tend to see an increase in deaths due to vehicular accidents.
Sadly, a young person has lost his life in what appears to be a senseless tragedy. Although the victim may have been complicit in some sort of crime given the alleged contents of the vehicle, the investigation into this car accident has yet to reveal all pertinent details. The driver already faces a serious criminal charge. In addition, the deceased man's family may consider pursuing the matter in Texas civil court. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can review the case details and determine if a wrongful death lawsuit is a viable option.