Drivers are responsible for the choices that they make while behind the wheel, especially those that impact the health and well-being of others. Even one moment of distraction, a simple mistake or driving just a few miles per hour over the speed limit can harm others. Reckless or negligent behavior can negatively impact innocent people. An example of this is the tragic death of a young boy in Texas who died in a preventable motor vehicle accident.
The consequences of bad driving decisions
An eight-year-old boy passed away from injuries he suffered when a truck ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle he was in. Reports indicate that the truck blew through the intersection, leaving both the young boy and his mother with injuries. The mother suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, but the boy was tragically pronounced dead when he was taken to the hospital.
The driver is facing charges of criminally negligent homicide for his role in the accident that claimed the life of the young boy. He is currently being held in the custody of Texas law enforcement while he awaits the next step in the criminal justice process. It is not clear if any additional factors, such as distraction, were a factor in the crash.
The rights of grieving loved ones
The loved ones left behind after this devastating event may have legal options available to them. They may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. While this cannot reverse what happened, it may provide them a way to seek justice and appropriate compensation for their accident-related financial losses.