One person is dead and six people are injured after a car crashed into the H-E-B at Gulfgate in Houston, Texas. This incident occurred on October 20, 2015. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit, especially if evidence shows that the driver was at fault.
An elderly woman was reversing her car out of the handicapped parking spot at the H-E-B on Woodridge St. Reports indicate that she pressed on her gas too hard while in reverse and crashed into multiple check-out lines. Six people were injured and taken to local hospitals. Bystanders reported that a mother died saving her two year old little girl. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of their family and friends.
Currently, no charges have been brought up on the female driver. The reports state that she was kept and was questioned by authorities.
This situation is very tragic. It is saddening to discover that a simple and routine grocery shopping trip can end this way. This sudden crash brings about many questions.
Why did the driver press on her brakes so hard? Why weren’t the barriers strong enough to prevent the car from crashing into the store? Could anything else have prevented this incident?
It is being reported that the police are still gathering information on this tragic occurrence. Although the police are doing their own investigating, they cannot always be fully relied upon. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.
The facts of this case may support a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.