Its no secret that roadways are becoming more and more crowded across the state of Texas. These days, just getting from point A to point B can be risky and dangerous. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death across the country. Unfortunately, most people will experience an automobile accident at some point in their lives.
A tragic accident in Ellis County recently claimed the life of a young boy. The accident involved two vehicles and happened along Interstate 35. According to reports, a van traveling southbound had become disabled in the center lane and was suddenly struck from behind by a pickup truck heading the same direction.
The driver of the pickup truck was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police said the van contained four people: two adults and two children. The two adults suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. One child was taken to a children’s hospital for treatment while, tragically, the other child was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, authorities said. The deceased child was an 11-year-old boy, according to police.
It goes without saying that all drivers should stay focused and alert when behind the wheel. Taking attention of off of the road for only a split second could be enough to cause a tragic accident. Texas families who have suffered the loss of loved ones in motor vehicle accidents could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help families with end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses.