A recent incident in Texas involved a public figure and is being contested in court. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, which left an 18-year-old with serious injuries and fighting for her life. The young woman is said to be the mother of a 14-month-old boy.
The public figure who was traveling in one of the vehicles involved in the recent SUV accident is the mayor of San Antonio. It was reported that a police officer was acting as the driver of the mayor’s vehicle at the time. The mayor’s SUV apparently collided with another vehicle at a traffic light, sending the backseat passenger of the second vehicle to the hospital with kidney and liver lacerations, a fractured jaw and a brain injury.
Drivers of both vehicles claim that each had the right-of-way at the traffic lights. The police department has determined that the officer driving the mayor had the green light and that the other driver appears to have run a red light just before the crash. The family of the young woman who remains in serious condition in the hospital has contested this decision, stating that the man who was driving their car had a green light.
Other issues have caused complications in the case, such as the fact that the mayor’s driver was reportedly speeding and the driver of the other vehicle was driving without a license. The attorney representing the family of the injured victim stated that he intends to uncover the truth of the situation. When a Texas resident is injured in a motor vehicle crash that appears to have been caused by the wrongful actions or negligence of another driver, he or she is entitled to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. The plaintiff may seek a judgment for monetary damages sustained as a result of the accident, and if the underlying allegations are supported by appropriate evidence, it could lead to court-awarded monetary relief.
Source: expressnews.com, “Family disputes that mayor’s driver had green light before crash“, Drew Joseph, April 30, 2015