Two women were killed in an Arlington car accident on Nov. 9, authorities
stated. According to the Arlington Police Department, the wreck, which
also injured two individuals, might have been caused by a drunk driver.
The event occurred at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of Matlock Road
and the Interstate 20 service road. A westbound Chevrolet Malibu carrying
four people entered the intersection and was struck by a southbound Dodge
Avenger that had just run a red light, police said. As a result of the
collision, the Malibu spun and struck a traffic light pole, where the
vehicle came to a stop.
Two occupants of the Malibu suffered fatal injuries as a consequence of
the wreck, a 26-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman. The Malibu's
driver, another 26-year-old woman, suffered severe head injuries as a
result of the crash and was taken to the Medical Center of Arlington,
where she received treatment in the intensive care unit, according to
authorities. Another passenger in the Malibu, a man, suffered unspecified injuries.
Police detained the driver of the Dodge Avenger, a 38-year-old man, at
the scene of the crash. He is facing intoxication manslaughter charges.
Families of victims who die in
car accidents are rarely prepared to deal with the financial setbacks that can accompany
the instantaneous and unexpected death of a loved one. Not only can funeral
bills, burial costs and estate administration expenses accumulate quickly,
but a family member's death might also mean less income contributed
to the family household.
Many bereaved families seek civil remedies for these financial damages
wrongful death suit. An Austin car accident attorney may advise victims' families
on the necessary steps to take in order to seek wrongful death restitution.
Source: CBS DFW, "Mother Of 2 Survives Fatal Crash", November 10, 2014