The state of Texas is in the midst of a population boom as people from all over the world move here to take advantage of the wonderful and abundant economic opportunities. However, because of the population increase, there will be more traffic on already crowded roadways. The higher traffic volumes will only lead to an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, automobile crashes are a leading cause of death and injury in Texas.
Recently, a tragic crash in Bastrop killed four young people, making headlines across the country. The accident happened at night along westbound Texas 21. According to reports, a car had stopped in the road to make a left turn and was violently rear-ended by a pickup truck.
Sadly, the violent crash killed four people in the car, authorities said. Reportedly, the victims were three siblings and a friend. The mother, who was driving the car, survived but is in a coma, according to reports. Authorities said the driver and passenger in the pickup truck were uninjured in the crash.
This tragic accident is an example of how dangerous roadways in Texas can be. To prevent accidents, drivers must remain focused and alert at all times behind the wheel. More accidents these days are happening as a result of distracted drivers who are using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. Families who have suffered the loss of loved ones due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents may want to consider discussions with an experienced attorney. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide compensation to help families get through this traumatic experience.