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Family sues trash truck driver after daughter dies

Senseless tragedies happen everyday. Accidents happen too, and they are qualified as an accident because they were unintentional. However, some accidents are different than others. Some accidents are preventable and avoidable. In those situations, someone's negligence or recklessness is often the cause of the accident and that person or company can and should be held accountable.

In the wake of the tragedy involving a bridge in Sealy, Texas, and the 12-year old girl who lost her life, both her mother and her father have filed suits against the trash company whose truck hit the bridge. The victim's mother also filed suit against the driver of the truck.

The suit alleges that the trash truck failed to lower its boom and in doing so put everyone in danger and demonstrated a lack of care toward the safety of others on the road. Prior to reaching the bridge, there was signage over the roadway stating that if you hit the sign you will hit the bridge. Cylinders hung from the sign. Witnesses allege the truck hit the sign's cylinders and continued on. The suit alleges that the truck headed south, at a high rate of speed and the victim's car was headed north. The truck's boom struck the bridge and brought down sections of the concrete overpass. Some of the debris struck the mother's car and killed her 12-year-old daughter, seriously injured the mother and other minor children in the car and completely destroyed the car.

If you were involved in an accident or you lost a loved one as the result of an accident, you too may have a lawsuit on your hands. No one wants to experience the kind of grief that these sorts of events bring about but there is some relief in knowing that you may be able to hold accountable the negligent or reckless parties. A Texas attorney may be able to listen to your case and offer you guidance to get started.

Source:, "Texas Trash Collector Sued Over Fatal Crash," Ryan Kocian, Aug 1, 2016

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