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Speeding van runs red light, kills woman in truck

Having the green light means you have the right of way, and many drivers just assume that means all traffic with the opposing red will stop and allow them through the intersection. Tragically, when this doesn't happen, people in those vehicles can wind up injured or even killed.

This happened recently in Houston when a white van failed to stop for the light. A maroon truck was proceeding lawfully through the intersection and slammed by the van. Pictures show a completely mangled vehicle that appears to have been hit near the front passenger side.

A married couple was riding in that truck, with the man driving and the woman riding beside him in the passenger seat. Both of them initially survived, and were rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. The man has begun his recovery, but his wife passed away at the medical center.

The driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused the accident is not believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to reports. He also lived through the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The name of that hospital was not released. He's expected to live, as is the husband who survived in the maroon truck.

Accidents like this can tear a family apart, causing mental anguish, pain, suffering, and loss of consortium. When seeking compensation, these things may need to be considered on top of the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses.

If you were hit by an at-fault driver here in southeast Texas, the civil courts are one venue to seek compensation.

Source: KPRC, "Woman dies after van speeds through red light, causing collision, police say," Ashlynn Turner, Nov. 07, 2016

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