On January 16, a Chevy Tahoe was traveling east on the George H. Bush Turnpike when traffic began to slow down for reasons unknown. The driver, Charqual McMath, lost control as she took an evasive action, swerving left across all three lanes and then back to the right.
The vehicle rolled numerous times and then struck another vehicle. It continued until it fell over 60 feet down into a parking lot of DART Park and Ride at the Richardson-Plano border.
As a result of the accident, three passengers — Torneki McMath (19), Myaa Moore (13), and Tyreana McMath (12) — were transported to Medical Center of Plano. They later died. The driver suffered minor injuries and the passengers in the vehicle that was struck were uninjured.
It is unsure what caused the traffic to slow.
At Aldous \ Walker, we stress the importance of paying close attention to the road and focusing on your surroundings. Situations like this are all too common. People drive at a smooth rate and traffic slows at a rapid rate causing evasive maneuvers and slamming on the brakes. This is when accidents happen most and serious injuries are often the end result.
Our catastrophic injury attorneys know that everyone on the road has a duty to take proper precautions when traveling. Failure to do so can be seen as negligence and the liable party may be financially responsible for any damages that may have been incurred as a result of the accident.
We are saddened by the loss of three young lives and we hope that this encourages drivers to drive safely. There’s so much at stake every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of negligence, call us today and learn how we may be able to help you seek compensation.