Houston, TX – Driver Killed After Rear-Ending Semi-Truck at Katy Fwy & Central Park W

Dec 19, 2021 | Houston, TX Traffic Accidents

Houston, TX (December 19, 2021) – A driver has lost his life after he rear-ended the back of a semi-truck stopped on a feeder road. The incident happened at approximately 2:45 a.m. on the morning of December 18. 

Reports indicate the crash occurred at the intersection of the Katy Freeway and Central Park West. The driver of the 18-wheeler had his truck stopped in the moving outbound right lane of the Katy Freeway, He reported that he was stopped due to being fatigued. 

A man traveling in that same lane did not see the truck and collided with its back end. His vehicle slid underneath the semi-truck as a result of the crash. 

The driver, who remains unidentified at this time, lost his life at the scene. Police added that where the semi-truck stopped was illegal. 

The District Attorney’s Office is currently looking into possible charges. Police continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Texas Truck Accidents

Houston, TX - Driver Killed After Rear-Ending Semi-Truck at Katy Fwy & Central Park W

Traffic accidents in Texas take place thousands of times per year, causing injuries to thousands of people. These collisions sometimes even end lives. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2018, over 12,000 serious car accidents resulted in severe injuries. Of those accidents, 14,937 people were injured, and over 3,000 lost their lives.

Unfortunately, almost all trucking accidents that take place in Texas and across the United States are caused by some form of driver negligence. Recent statistics compiled concerning the most common causes of traffic accidents in the US found that approximately 94% of the car accidents that take place are the result of driver recklessness or negligence. Some common forms of driver negligence include, but are not limited to: 

  • Intoxication
  • Fatigue
  • Distraction

These are the three most common forms of driver negligence found to cause truck accidents in Houston. If you are under the impression that you or someone you love has been injured in a Houston trucking accident; contact a Houston truck accident attorney. Getting in touch with an attorney may be your best bet to receive full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. 

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston

If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life in a Houston injury crash, contacting a Houston car accident attorney is in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer in Houston will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward financial compensation in the event that the driver who caused your crash acted negligently, which ultimately led to your injuries. 

Your injuries could force you out of work for a prolonged time period, thus forcing you to lose wages and potentially become financially burdened by the entire arduous process. Allow an attorney from Williams Hart & Boundas in Houston to help you through this difficult time by informing you of your right toward financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. If you believe it was caused by another person’s negligence, you may qualify for financial compensation to cover things like medical bills, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. 

Contact our law office today at 713-999-6945 in order to be connected with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Houston. 

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