A Good Deed Ends In Deaths
Good Samaritans Killed When They Stopped To Help
This was the case last Sunday morning, when a multi-car pile-up caused the deaths of 5 people and injured 12 more. On June 21, 2015, around 2:30 a.m., an 18-wheeler collided into several other cars and caused a massive accident near the Oakland Boulevard exit on the I-30 in Austin, Texas. Reports indicate that the first accident of the chain-reaction was a single car accident. Good Samaritans came to a stop at the scene of the accident in an attempt to help the victim. Unfortunately, before they could help the victim, an 18-wheeler crashed into the single-accident vehicle and proceeded to forward, hitting several other vehicles and people.
Four died at the scene of the accident, another in the hospital. Two others were reported to be in critical conditions. There are presumptions that the truck driver was distracted or speeding. However, at this time, it is unknown why the truck driver did not attempt to avoid the stopped vehicles. If it is determined that the driver of the truck was negligent in causing the multitude of damage and injuries, the injured parties and the family members of those who passed away can recover against the negligent party for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.