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Woman killed on skateboard, lawsuit filed for fatal accident

People who are driving on the roadways have to be aware of everything that is going on around them. Simply watching the other vehicles on the roadway isn't enough to ensure that no accidents happen. When you add in driver impairment, the safety level is further diminished. A recent lawsuit filed in Galveston County District Court shows how failing to drive safely can turn into a tragic situation.

The lawsuit, which was filed by the estate of a deceased Texas woman, claims that the driver named as the defendant was driving while intoxicated at the time of the fatal accident. In the accident, which occurred on June 7, 2013, a truck driven by the defendant struck a woman who was skateboarding. The woman was reportedly outside of the traffic lane when she was hit. The defendant is accused of causing the woman's wrongful death, acting in a negligent manner and acting in a grossly negligent manner.

This woman's family members have to deal with knowing that their loved one will never come back. They will never see her on her skateboard again. This will likely cause them emotional turmoil and stress as they go on with their lives. They probably have to deal with medical bills, the woman's final expenses and other costs associated with her untimely death. The wrongful death lawsuit is seeking damages over the jurisdictional minimums. It is also seeking costs. While any compensation they are awarded won't bring their loved one back to them, it might help to deal with all the expenses her death has left them with all because of this accident.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Driver sued after fatally striking skateboarder with his truck" Annie Cosby, Apr. 29, 2014

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