Woman who died swerving to miss red light runner held responsible for own death

A Dallas mother driving home from work Tuesday swerved to miss someone running a red light.

She lost control of her car, hit a utility pole and died. According to police, the law says it's her fault.

Family members of the victim, 34-year-old Christina Williams, believe the other driver involved that left the scene should be responsible.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. while Williams was southbound on Buckner. Police say another car going northbound on Buckner ran a red light and made a left turn onto another road and into the path of Williams.

Williams swerved out of the way, lost control of her car and hit a wooden pole.

The driver who ran the red light didn't stop.

According to Dallas police, because there wasn't contact, the red light runner isn't at fault.

They say it was Williams' evasive actions that led to her death.

"That's an insult on top of injury," said Elaine, Williams' sister.

"For these people to run red lights and there's small loopholes to say it was the other person's fault…no it's not," said William's other sister, Georgeann. "Had you not ran that light, my sister would have still been going."

Police say the driver that ran the red may not even know they caused an accident, so they can't be charged with failure to stop and render aid.

The family says they find that hard to believe since witnesses tell them that Williams' car spun around four times before hitting the pole.        

A fund has been set up to help pay for funeral expenses at https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/18724     

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