Witnesses play an important role in the investigation of car accidents. They are sometimes able to provide valuable information regarding the moments before a car accident, the accident itself and the aftermath that those involved are unable give to Texas police for one reason or another. In a recent crash, witnesses told police that one of the drivers involved was driving erratically shortly before it occurred.
As the car sped south, it collided head on with an SUV occupied by five people, including a 5-year-old. The remaining occupants consisted of three women and a teenager. Fire fighters had to free some of them from the wreckage. The women in the driver's seat and front passenger seat of the SUV suffered injuries believed to be critical. They were taken by helicopter to a hospital in the area.
The other three passengers were injured, but their injuries were not considered to be as severe. The current conditions of all five were not reported. The driver of the car died as a result of the impact. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office reports that it is attempting to ascertain whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.
In the meantime, the victims retain the right to file personal injury claims against the estate of the driver. The witnesses who reported that he was driving erratically and fast could help establish his negligence in a Texas court. Proving negligence could lead to the entry of an award of damages that could help the victims with the financial burdens incurred in the aftermath of this tragic car accident.