We all know that our roads and highways are not exactly safe spaces. Indeed, every day we see news reports of fatal accidents that remind us just how dangerous Texas roadways can be, especially when it comes to commercial vehicles that are often much larger than our passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, a recent accident on I-10, near the Louisiana state line, yet again demonstrates these dangers.
The I-10 accident
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers’ preliminary crash investigation, the accident occurred on Oct. 24, at around 7:00 a.m. Before the car accident occurred, a commercial vehicle was traveling eastbound. Reportedly, that commercial vehicle was speeding and collided with a small Honda, which caused the Honda to careen off the road and crash. The commercial vehicle did not stop, and the driver fled the scene of the accident.
The Honda driver and two passengers were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. However, another passenger in the Honda died at the scene. The accident is still under investigation, and those with information or who witnessed the accident should contact DPS Communications at 936-699-7340 immediately.
Accident victim options
This accident is a horrifying example of the dangers of the road, and the fact that this was a hit-and-run accident makes it especially galling. Accident victims have options though. Of course, immediately after the accident, even if it was a hit-and-run, accident victims should contact an attorney. They can help navigate the insurance gauntlet, and once the responsible party is located, sue the driver in a personal injury lawsuit.
For the family of those killed in a car accident though, a wrongful death lawsuit is more appropriate. This lawsuit allows Beaumont, Texas, families to recover for their pain and suffering, which can be especially important if the family member that passed was the primary breadwinner. While these lawsuits will never bring back a lost loved one, they can help the ones left behind get back to some sense of normalcy.