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Road Rage Suspected in Deadly Texas Accident

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jun-2014

An accident on May 16 resulted the deaths of two 20-year-old men in Murphy. Police initially thought that the accident only involved one vehicle and occurred after the Nissan sedan that three men were in at the time swerved out of control at FM 544 and Brand Road. However, authorities now believe that another vehicle may have been involved and that road rage may be to blame for the fatal accident.

Police believe that both drivers involved in the crash were driving at high speeds and weaving in and out traffic. At one point, both the victim's sedan and the suspect's Mitsubishi attempted to pass each other at the same time. The vehicles got very close to one another, which prompted the Nissan driver to attempt to get away from the other car. This led to the Nissan going out of control and crashing, and police do not believe that the vehicles ever physically touched.

Witnesses of the auto accident came forward with information that led to the arrest of the 21-year-old Mitsubishi driver. That man has been charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide and one count of accident involving injury since the third person in the Nissan survived the accident and was hospitalized in critical condition.

Recourse for Families After Fatal Car Accidents

After fatal car accidents, the families of the victims often face many hardships. Among them is the financial impact that such losses can have on them. While financial compensation may not bring their loved ones back or reduce the emotional toll, it may help reduce the strain by reducing financial worries while they try to recover emotionally. An attorney could help these victims determine what fair compensation for their losses may be and seek it in court.

If you have any questions about wrongful death lawsuits, we invite you to contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC.

Source: KDFW, "Police make arrest in Murphy crash that killed 2; road rage said to be cause ", May 21, 2014

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