A driver on the highways of Texas was accused of causing a car accident after going the wrong way on Dec. 23. Reports indicate that his blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit at the time of the collision.
The collision happened around 1 a.m. on I-10, which is also known as the East Freeway. A 27-year-old man had been driving a Black Chrysler 300 when he got on the westbound lanes of the highway and drove in an eastbound direction. Although the driver told police he had realized his mistake and was trying to turn around, he crashed into a Chevrolet Cavalier head-on.
The driver of the Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The man who had been driving the wrong way was taken to a hospital in Houston for treatment. An investigation into the wreck indicated that the Chrysler driver’s blood was found to contain more than three times the amount of alcohol allowed by law in Texas.
People who have been injured in a car accident that was not their fault may choose to attempt to recover their damages from the responsible parties. If the individual was killed in the wreck, then their surviving family may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks to gain compensation for the harm done to them by the loss of their loved one. The cost of burial, the interruption of economic benefits that the family member provided, the loss of consortium and emotional support and other various damages are eligible for economic redress under Texas law.
Source: Houston Chronicle , “Wrong-way driver blamed in deadly Baytown crash”, Dale Lezon , December 23, 2014