Houston, TX (December 26, 2021) – An accident reported on the northwest side of Houston claimed one man’s life on Sunday. On December 26, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on North Shepherd Drive.
Reports from local authorities show that a patrol car traveling north of North Shepherd Drive collided with a car at the intersection of Thornton Road. The impact of the crash left the two vehicles with moderate damage. The incident caused delays in the area as crews secured the roadway to clear the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, 77-year-old Charles Payne Senior, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The officer was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the officer injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Charles Senior. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
The state of Texas has nearly 13 million licensed drivers and more than 313,000 miles of public roadways, the most in the country. Regrettably, Texas is also first in the country in a few areas that are cause for concern, including the highest rate of car accident-related fatalities, the highest rate of tractor-trailer involved accidents, and the highest rate of drunk driving accidents. Approximately 246,000 residents suffer accident-related injuries each year across the state and around 3,500 more receive injuries that prove fatal.
If you or a loved one of yours has been injured in a Houston car accident, seeking the assistance of a Houston car crash lawyer is in your best interest. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover things like lost wages, outstanding medical bills, and more. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering and loss of consortium may also be covered depending on the circumstances of your collision.
Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Working with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Texas after enduring the loss of a loved one can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to protect your legal rights as you move forward. Contact the personal injury lawyers in Houston at Williams Hart & Boundas in the event that you or someone you love has sustained injuries or lost their life in a car accident caused by the negligence of another person. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing until awarded full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and incurred losses. If you would like a free evaluation of your Texas car accident claim, reach out to our law offices by calling (512) 968-0051 to schedule your case evaluation today.
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