ABCNews recently reported a car accident that resulted in the wrongful death of two taxicab passengers. The taxicab had been working for the METROlift service, transporting two women from a dialysis center, Click2Houston adds. The driver of the cab had been speeding and weaving through lanes when he steered off of the road and into stopped 18-wheeler that had been parked on the shoulder of the road.
The two passengers, a mother and a preacher’s wife, were both killed in the accident. The driver of the cab was also severely injured and ultimately charged with criminally negligent homicide.
A lawsuit has been filed against the erratic taxi driver. Family members wonder how this could have happened, and what he was doing or thinking at the time of the crash. Family members are aware that their loved ones can not be brought back, but would like to make a point of the wrongful death accident as an example for erratic drviers, so others don’t have to experience this tragic loss.
The investigation continues, looking at video that was taken on the cab’s interior camera, talking with witnesses, and continuing to review all the current information.According to ABCNews, the driver is currently out of bond, and is charged with the two counts of criminal negligent homicide.
Driving erratically and weaving in and out of lanes may decrease travel time, however, as shown in this specific car accident, it has severe consequences that shouldn’t be risked to shave a few minutes off of a car ride. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in regards to the Federal Highway Administration, “The Department of Transportation’s policy on highway speeds is to provide guidance to State and local governments to set speed limits that maximize the efficient and rapid transportation of people and goods while eliminating the unnecessary risk of crashes due to unsafe speeds”.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys encourage drivers to always pay attention to speed signs and rules of the road, in order to better protect not only the other people on the road, but to also protect themselves and the passengers within their cars.We have represented many victims successfully in car accident cases and may be able to help you collect compensation if you have been injured because of another’s driver’s mistakes. Contact us to discuss your potential case and see how we may help you.