Every motorist is obligated to remain alert and cautious behind the wheel. It is a driver’s responsibility to pay attention to the road ahead, and to react as swiftly and safely as possible if a problem arises, such as a sudden deceleration of the flow of traffic. A mother and three of her children were traveling in Texas from another state when a tragedy occurred. A tractor-trailer driver has been deemed responsible for the fatal collision that resulted in the mother’s death, as well as the deaths of her three children.

There were a total of eight vehicles involved in the crash. A preliminary investigation shows that traffic had stalled on the roadway because an accident had occurred. The woman, her three kids and several other passengers were among those who were stuck in the post-accident traffic. They had not been involved in the initial collision, however.

At some point, a tractor-trailer came barreling up behind the line of traffic and smashed into the line of cars. The impact of this collision is believed to have caused the death of the mother and her children. Thankfully, three other passengers in the woman’s vehicle survived.

There were several other people in various vehicles who suffered injuries in the fatal collision. When an accident like this occurs in Texas or another state, it often leads to litigation when recovering victims or immediate family members of deceased victims pursue legal accountability against those deemed responsible for their suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide support to anyone wishing to file such a claim.