Stopping at a red light is such a basic rule that even elementary school children understand it. Unfortunately, some drivers intentionally ignore red lights or fail to notice that the light has turned red until they are in the intersection. Running a red light is estimated to have caused nearly 900 deaths and over 140,000 injuries in car accidents the year 2019 alone.
Just recently, one local man lost his life, and another was severely injured because of drivers failing to stop at a stop signal. These accidents are a somber reminder that failing to follow basic traffic laws can lead to devastating consequences.
Running a Red Light Can Lead to Horrific Car Accidents
Just after 1am August 28, officers responded to an accident on West Southcross Boulevard caused by running a red light. The reason the driver of a Dodge Charger failed to stop at a red light early Saturday morning is not known. However, this decision has affected the lives of countless others. The Charger struck a pickup truck and sent the vehicle careening into a utility pole. The driver of the pickup truck died at the accident scene.
The same night, officers responded to another accident caused by running a red light. This collision involved a 15-year-old passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt. He survived the crash but sustained serious injuries.
What to Do If You Were Hurt in an Accident Caused by Running a Red Light
If you or a loved one were involved in a crash caused by another driver’s failure to stop at a red light or stop sign, it is important to explore your legal options. You may be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the wreck and recover financial compensation for your damages. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages from missed work, vehicle damage, and more. A car accident injury lawyer can help you obtain the evidence you need to build a strong case against the irresponsible driver and pursue the maximum compensation available.
Contact a New Braunfels Car Crash Lawyer
When a driver’s reckless or unlawful actions cause an accident, the accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages. At The Bettersworth Law Firm, New Braunfels, Texas personal injury attorney James S. Bettersworth helps injured clients and their families stand up for their rights and seek justice for car accident injuries. Call us at 830-443-9193 for a free, confidential consultation to learn more.