An auto accident allegedly involving a truck and an SUV on April 27 left
one woman dead. According to authorities, the
car crash took place on State Highway 105 near Lake Conroe at approximately 1 a.m.
Officials stated that the SUV, which was carrying four occupants, was stopped
at a red light on the highway when it was rear-ended by a white pickup
truck traveling at a high rate of speed. The pickup truck, a Dodge 3500,
then slammed into a nearby utility pole, authorities said. The SUV reportedly
came to a stop after flipping onto its top, trapping all four occupants
inside. Police stated that the force of the impact was so strong that
the frame of the SUV actually broke.
A female occupant in the SUV did not survive the accident. Officials did
not indicate the extent of any injuries suffered by the three remaining
occupants of the SUV. The driver of the pickup reportedly fled from the
scene of the accident but checked himself into a nearby hospital for treatment
of a broken arm. Police took him into custody, and he faces charges that
include intoxicated manslaughter, aggravated assault and intoxication
assault with a vehicle.
A car accident that involves a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed
is likely to result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Those who
lose a loved one in a serious crash caused by another driver may be eligible
to file a
wrongful death claim against the driver responsible for causing the incident. By filing
this claim, the deceased person's surviving family members may potentially
recover the costs of any damages that they sustained as a result of the
death of their loved one, such as funeral costs and lost income.
Source: Houston Chronicle , "Photos detail horrific fatal accident in Montgomery County", Heather Alexander, April 27, 2014