On a recent Thursday evening at approximately 7:15 p.m., a motor vehicle tragedy occurred in South Austin. On a typical day in this part of Texas, the busy after-work traffic is just winding down at that time. Police and rescuers were dispatched after two vehicles collided, one of which was a motorcycle.
Sadly, the accident resulted in a fatality. Initial reports stated that an accident victim was being given emergency care. However, a short time later, another report noted that the individual had died.
The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene
It is important for motorists to remain on-site if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Investigators typically interview any driver or vehicle occupant who may have been involved, as well as pedestrians or others nearby who may have witnessed the collision. In this case, the driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcycle remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.
Fatal collisions often lead to litigation
Driver negligence is a common cause of fatal collisions in Texas, particularly accidents involving motorcycles. Regardless what type of vehicle is involved in a crash, however, if a driver’s negligence causes another person’s fatal injuries, the victim’s immediate family members may seek justice in court by filing a wrongful death claim. Such litigation often helps families obtain compensation to help alleviate funeral expenses and other financial distress that the defendant’s negligence caused in connection with their loved one’s death.