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Fatal car accident kills San Benito family

On Behalf of | Dec 3, 2020 | Personal Injury

Our city is a great and booming city in the greatest state in the U.S., and we all love living here. However, none of us love the traffic or the amount of vehicles on the road. After all, we live in a booming town, which is also a commercial corridor for goods, including oil and gas. This means that our roads are clogged with commercial vehicles, along with throngs of our fellow residents. This, of course, means that accidents are common, and unfortunately, so are death. This is what surviving extended family is dealing with after the death of an entire San Benito family.

The accident

According to Houston’s Wharton Police Department, the fatal multi-vehicle car accident occurred on Nov. 29 just before 4:00 a.m. on northbound US Highway 59 and the Highway 60 exit. WPD believes that a Cadillac SUV was traveling southbound on US Highway 59 near the Highway 60 exit. For, currently, unknown reasons, the SUV left the main lanes, careened through the median into the northbound lanes of US Highway 59. This is where it collided, head-on, with the much smaller, Nissan Altima.

The aftermath

Both drivers were killed, along with three other adults. They were all pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two juvenile passengers survived and were transported a local hospital. One child has since died, and the other is still in critical condition at Hermann Memorial Hospital.

WPD and the Texas Department of Public Safety are still investigation this fatal multi-vehicle car accident. Any witnesses or those with dashboard camera footage of the accident should contact WPD or DPS immediately.

What now?

For Houston, Texas, residents involved in a car accident, or for the families of those killed in a car accident, our state has laws that allow them to hold the negligent driver responsible. While no amount of money can bring loved ones back or cure permanent injuries, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can help victims get back to some sense of financial normalcy.