July 19, 2011
According to KHOU.com, a cab driver who crashed and killed two passengers of the vehicle has been released from the hospital and is now facing charges. He has been charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the fatal crash.
The accident occurred last Friday night along a stretch of US Highway 59 in Houston. Witnesses reported that the cab had been swerving recklessly through traffic before rear-ending a stopped tractor-trailer. The two female passengers were killed, while the driver was hospitalized with severe injuries. He was released from the hospital Monday, and charged shortly afterwards.
The cab had been hired by METROLift to transport dialysis patients home from treatment. A lawyer representing the family of one of the victims stated, “It could have been anyone. There are a lot of people who depend on taxi service, on METROLift every, single day,” The victim he was referring to had relied on the company to make the weekly trip for the past ten years.
The accident has made citizens question their confidence in certain modes of public transportation. METROLift has remained fairly quiet about the situation, offering only a brief statement of condolences to the victims’ families, and announcing that grief counselors would be made available to company staff.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you should immediately contact the Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers. They understand the complex system of proving negligence in these cases, and may be able to help you in settling yours.