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Young Texas man victim of wrongful death while pushing vehicle?

We've all seen it before; someone behind a broken down vehicle, struggling to coerce the wheels to move just a little farther to either the shoulder of the road or a nearby parking lot. Moving a disabled vehicle to the side of the road is a safety mandate that most people strive to follow. Sadly, for one Texas man attempting to move a busted car to a safer location, this resulted in a fatal accident that cost him his life, and likely left his loved ones wondering if this was a wrongful death.

For reasons still unknown, the vehicle broke down in the center lane of a Texas feeder road. In order to get the car to a safer location not only for themselves but for the other drivers on the road, it was decided that the vehicle needed to be pushed to the shoulder. The young man climbed out of the passenger's side and began his attempt to push the car to safety.

Before he could accomplish this, another vehicle slammed into him and the car. He passed away before help could arrive. The driver of the other vehicle, a woman, and her infant were transported to an area hospital, but no injuries were sustained. According to authorities, the accident is still under investigation.

It is difficult to understand how one man's attempt to keep himself and others safe led to his death. Close family and friends, trying to make heads and tails of the situation, are left with unexpected funeral expenses and emotional wounds that can never truly be healed. For those in Texas, successfully settling a wrongful death claim can never fully heal the scars from the loss of a young life, but it can help to ease the path to emotional recovery and aid in funeral costs that otherwise are likely left uncovered.

Source:, Man killed pushing disabled car in north Harris County, No author, Nov. 21, 2013

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