The holiday season is all about family, which is what makes it so hard when a loved one passes away. That's tragically what one family is dealing with after an elderly woman was killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve.
Reports indicate that the woman, who was from Las Cruces, New Mexico, was driving near the underpass for Interstate 10. It was roughly 9:30 in the morning on Sunday. Her vehicle collided with another car when she got close to the underpass. Behind the wheel of that second car was a man from Texas.
The woman did survive the initial crash and was taken to a local hospital. At around 11:30 in the morning, she passed away from her injuries in the medical center. She was 88 years old at the time.
Before emergency crews got to the scene, other drivers had stopped. They found that the woman was unconscious and she was trapped in the car. One of the other drivers was able to get her out of the vehicle and give her care until the medical team arrived.
The man driving the second car was from Houston, and he's 28 years old. He had three passengers with him in the car. None of them suffered serious injuries. Police did respond and cited the man, saying he did not properly yield to oncoming cars, causing the deadly wreck.
With all of the traveling around the holidays, out-of-state accidents are common. It's very important for the families of those who are hit and tragically killed to know if they have a right to financial compensation.
Source: US News, "New Mexico Woman Dies in Crash Near I-10; Texas Man Injured," Dec. 24, 2017