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Car chase in Texas ends with damaged roof

We can be grateful that not all accidents involving motor vehicles result in physical injury; however, sometimes private property can suffer extensive damage. In either case, people who suffer financial damage through no fault of their own should be aware of their right to pursue compensation.

Readers in Galveston may have heard of the Feb. 24 auto accident that resulted in an SUV landing upside down on a house, damaging the roof when the front of the vehicle penetrated it. Reports indicate that the driver had been travelling at high speeds, estimated to be between 85 and 90 miles per hour. The car then left the road and went up an embankment, which launched the vehicle into the air. It then crashed into one house before landing upside down on the roof of another.

The driver of the SUV was later extricated from the wreck by firefighters. Miraculously, he did not suffer any injuries. While people were in the houses that the SUV crashed into, none of the occupants were injured. It later took over 10 hours to remove the car from the roof, necessitating the use of a large crane. Police investigators have stated that they try to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash. As of Feb. 25, no charges had been filed against the driver, though that is likely to change.

The owners of the houses in this case may still be able to sue for compensation in civil court. The damage to their personal property may justify compensation because the damages will likely result in unexpected expenses to cover repairs now and in the future.

Source: kwkt.com, "Car crashes into TX home's roof," Feb. 25, 2013

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