A teenager recently lost her life in a tragic motor vehicle accident in Texas. Meanwhile, a woman suffered injuries in the morning collision along U.S. Highway 84. These types of car accidents are often due to a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.
The motor vehicle crash occurred on a Tuesday at about 7:35 a.m. At that time, storms were apparently rolling through the central part of Texas. According to police, the teenage girl was driving a car west when it hydroplaned.
The teenager reportedly ended up losing control of the automobile. As a result, her car entered the highway's eastbound lanes, and she crashed into another car. The teenager, 18, was ultimately pronounced dead at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the 52-year-old woman who was operating the other motor vehicle suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported to the hospital.
Authorities may conclude that the teenager who allegedly caused the accident was driving too quickly for weather conditions or was engaging in other careless behavior, such as texting and driving. In this situation, the woman who suffered serious injuries in the collision may choose to file a personal injury claim against the teen's estate and any separate owner of the vehicle the girl was driving, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. A civil lawsuit that is navigated successfully may lead to a judgment for monetary damages, which might help to address medical bills, any loss of wages and other documented financial losses stemming from these types of car accidents in Texas.