A recent holiday visit ended in tragedy in Texas. A married couple who had spent years on the road, entertaining people with their musical talents, was among those who died in an SUV accident that took place on April 6, 2015. In a recent article, the couple’s daughter shared fond memories and offered tribute to her parents.
The man and his wife, both age 72, were described by their daughter as hard-working people who always tried to do more for others than for themselves. Married more than 50 years, they traveled in their RV, singing and playing in a band at weddings, parties and festivals. They had just left their son’s home after a holiday visit and were headed northbound on the highway when tragedy struck.
According to reports, a sport utility vehicle, heading south, hit a truck and careened across the road’s median at a tremendous speed. The SUV reportedly crashed into the couple’s RV, which caused it to overturn and land on its roof. Sadly, the couple did not survive the collision. The 19-year-old female who was behind the wheel of the SUV also died in the accident.
When an immediate family member is killed in an SUV accident or under similar circumstances due to the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, a wrongful death claim may be filed in a Texas civil court in order to seek compensation for damages suffered in the loss. If the at-fault driver is among the deceased in the aftermath of a collision, a claim may be filed against his or her estate. Funeral expenses, emotional pain and suffering, or medical costs related to the accident that might have been incurred before death are among the damages for which compensation may be sought.
Source: highrivertimes.com, “High River couple remembered after Texas accident“, Kevin Rushworth Home News Sports, April 13, 2015