Lauren Hawthorne died in a car accident in Lamesa, Texas. Trent Hawthorne, Cristy Louann Reams, and one other person were injured. The unfortunate accident occurred on November 24, 2015. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit, especially if the driver that ran the stop sign is proved to be at fault.
Trent Hawthorne was on Highway 87 driving with Lauren Hawthorne as his passenger. Trent Hawthorne then proceeded to run a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle. Trent Hawthorne was carried to the hospital and his condition is critical. Cristy Louann Reams, the other vehicle’s passenger, was also taken to the hospital. Reams condition is reported as serious. One other passenger was also hurt in the accident. Lauren Hawthorne, the passenger of the car that ran the stop sign, died as a result of her extreme injuries. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to all of those involved and their family and friends.
It is always sad to hear about car accidents, and this one is equally as sad. The roads and highways are always a place where unpredictable moments take place. That is why safety and adhering to road signage is always important.
Why did the driver run the stop sign? Was he distracted or under the influence? What other factors are missing from this report?
Although the police have their own reports, 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 wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits.