In the busy morning commute drivers have a lot of distractions. They can be busy trying to get ready for the day, answering work emails or phone calls or trying to get their kids off to school. No matter what the circumstances, however, drivers in Sugar Land must keep their attention on the roadways in order to avoid a car accident. Distracted drivers can easily break traffic rules, fail to stop or participate in other dangerous activity.
Recently in Sugar Land, a tow company wrecker driver has been accused of causing fatal car accident. In this case, the driver of the wrecker reportedly rear-ended a Chevrolet Cavalier on Southwest Freeway near the exit for University Boulevard. Two men were in the Cavalier at the time of the collision. As a result of the accident, the Cavalier caught fire and the driver became trapped. The driver died as a result. The car's passenger was able to break out of the car, but suffered serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Following the accident, the driver of the wrecker truck fled the scene. However, the tow company made the driver return. The driver is now facing criminal charges for leaving the accident scene.
In addition to criminal charges, negligent drivers can also face a civil suit. Those injured in a car accident can bring a personal injury suit against a negligent driver to recover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages caused by the accident. Car accidents can cause serious damage and personal injury which victims may have to deal with for months or years following the accident. By filing a suit, victims can ensure that they have the financial resources they need to focus on their recovery instead of the bills the accident created.
Source: KHOU, "1 dead, another hospitalized after 2-vehicle accident on Southwest Freeway," March 15, 2014