Two Dead in Austin-Travis County After Three-Vehicle Crash

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2017 – A high school student and his mother died in a recent wreck on SH 71.

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According to police records, this accident was the result of a recklessly driven 2015 Subaru traveling west on SH 71. In the inside lane, heading east, was a 2015 Ford Focus followed by a 2012 Volvo truck, in the outside lane.

The speeding Subaru failed to negotiate a curve on SH 71, causing it to cross over into the inside lane of highway directly in front of the Ford Focus. The Subaru slammed into the front left of the Focus with its front, causing the Focus to spin counter clockwise into the east guardrail. The Subaru spun out into the west ditch. Witnessing the crash, the truck driver attempted evasive action but ended up smashing into the passenger side door of the Focus.

The two dead at the scene were identified as a 17-year-old Lake Travis High School senior and his mother.

“It was not clear why the driver of the Subaru was speeding, but those details are expected to be determined when the police have finished their investigation into the crash,” said Austin personal injury attorney, Bobby Lee, not involved in this case. “There are a number of reasons that come to mind as to why the car was speeding and those may involve distracted driving, a medical emergency, driving while under the influence or possible mechanical failure.”

The reckless negligence of the Subaru driver led to a fatal accident. If the driver were under the influence of alcohol, the family of the deceased would be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which would be launched after any criminal proceedings were completed. “Our firm represents plaintiffs or victims of DWI collisions. If you have been involved in a collision with a drunk driver, our door is open to you to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights,” added Lee.

Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 512.478.8080

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