Tragedy on I-20
For years there have been many serious accidents on I-20 in East Texas. Again, on April 12, 2014, a man and woman were killed following a motorcycle accident on I-20. DPS troopers released the names of the two killed. They are Eddie Allison age 47 and Kemesha Allison age 27 of Dallas. The accident happened around 4:45 Saturday afternoon on the interstate near 271 where four vehicles were involved. The driver and passenger of motorcycle were both wearing helmet and died at the scene. The accident occurred after traffic was stopped due to a truck overturning. Did the driver of the motorcycle not see that the traffic was stopped and slammed into the back of a pick-up or did a truck stopped short in the middle of the road without pulling off to the shoulder of the road causing the driver of the motorcycle to slam into the back of the truck? Witnesses differ on the cause of the accident. DPS Troopers are still investigating the accident.
When a person dies as a result of another person’s wrongful or negligent actions, that person’s spouse, children, and parents can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In a wrongful death claim, the person who caused the death of another person is held liable. The fact of each case determine the person or entity liable for the wrongful death. For example, if a family member dies as a result of a car crash, his /her family members are allowed to sue the car manufacturer, the other driver, or even the government agency responsible of maintaining the roadway where the accident happened. This person or entity will be responsible to compensate the plaintiffs for any damages that resulted from the victim’s death.
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