Even a single moment of distraction, one mistake or a minor error in judgment can have detrimental consequences for a driver, passenger and others. Speed, distracted driving and a disregard for the rules of the road are all common reasons for accidents. A recent accident in the Arlington area of Texas is still under investigation in order to determine what factors played a role in the crash that took the life of one person and left three others injured.
Details of a serious crash
While police are still trying to determine the details of the crash and determine exactly what happened, it is believed that the driver of one vehicle somehow lost control while changing lanes, traveling into the lanes of oncoming traffic. His vehicle struck two other vehicles. The first car caught fire, and one occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. The other occupant remains in serious condition.
Drivers in the other vehicles were not seriously injured. Texas law enforcement has not yet ruled out speed as a contributing factor in the crash. Law enforcement will evaluate crash data and other details in order to determine what happened and what is to blame.
What’s next for the victims?
Those who are suffering after this accident may have legal options available to them. In addition to compensation for medical bills, they may also have grounds to pursue damages for their personal property and any emotional trauma they experienced. It may be beneficial for each person involved in this crash to speak with an attorney regarding the most appropriate way forward.