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At least one person killed in accident near Katy, Texas

Traffic accidents can cause massive headaches for everyone on the roadways. Traffic can become backed up for miles and delay people who are traveling. People may be late to work or picking up their children or to other important tasks. However, no one is as immediately effected by a serious car accident then the car accident victims and their families. Texas families who have been touched by a car accident may face continued hardship for years to come after an accident.

Recently an accident on the Katy Freeway in west Houston shut the entire freeway down. The accident occurred on the westbound side of Katy Freeway around 9:00 a.m. All lanes from Mason Road in Katy to Texas Highway 6 were closed as crews worked to clear the accident. Eventually two lanes were opened while investigators continued to try and figure out what happened.

While exact details about the accident are not available, it has been reported that at least one person died in the accident. Reports say that others were likely injured and were transported from the scene by aircraft to local hospitals.

Fatal car accidents, such as this one, can leave a family in complete devastation. A family has to deal with the emotional and painful loss of suddenly losing a person they cared for. In some cases, this loss may have been preventable had another driver paid closer attention to the roadways and its rules.

When a driver's negligence plays a role in causing a fatal car accident, a wrongful death may have occurred. Negligent behavior includes driving drunk, distracted driving and ignoring traffic rules. In these cases, families can be compensated for their loss through a wrongful death suit. This suit can help the family to recover funeral costs, medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering from the negligent driver. However, people need to act quickly or else they can lose their legal rights.

Source: News 92 FM, "Now Reopened - Fatal Crash Shuts Down Katy Freeway Westbound Lanes," Dennis Spellman, Jan. 7, 2014

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