Houston, TX (January 14, 2021) – Police in Houston are currently investigating a traffic accident that took the life of one man this past Wednesday afternoon, January 13. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South State Highway 6 in the vicinity of Memorial Drive.
According to Houston police, the accident involved an 18-wheeler and a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Highway 6. Paramedics were called to assist at the scene of the collision, and despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.
His identity has not been released to the public at this time as police are still investigating the details of the incident. The area of Highway 6 where the crash took place was closed for a period of time while first responders were present.
Nothing further has been disclosed concerning the circumstances of the accident. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. An accident investigation is currently underway.
Truck Accidents in Houston
Serious truck accidents in Houston and throughout Texas take place thousands of times every year. These accidents injure thousands of people and take the lives of hundreds of other victims. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, deadly truck accidents take place in Texas more often than in any other state in the nation. In 2017, there were more than 550 fatal truck crashes that occurred in Texas.
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation states that in 2019, there were 6,369 serious commercial truck accidents in Houston, specifically Harris County. In the event that you or a loved one of yours has been injured in a truck accident in Texas, contacting a Houston personal injury lawyer is your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation for any injuries and losses you may have incurred as a result. Being injured in a truck accident can cause more severe and life-altering injuries than a major car accident.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of truck accidents take place due to driver negligence, usually on the part of the truck driver. You could be forced out of work after being injured in a truck accident due to having to spend time in the hospital or at home recovering. You may be able to collect significant financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash.
The Houston truck accident attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have been preserving the rights of injured truck accident victims and their families for decades. We work diligently in order to provide our clients with the best legal assistance available for their personal injury claims. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Houston truck accident call the attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas to discuss the specifics surrounding our accident you see if you have the right to pursue a claim for your injuries and losses. Contact the experienced and skilled truck accident attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas in Houston today in order to speak with an attorney concerning your own personal injury claim at 512-968-0051.
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Disclaimer: We write these posts with the intention of providing general information about driving safety with the hope that people will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an accident. If you are in an accident we want to make sure that you know how to react appropriately. This post is not intended to be deemed as legal or medical advice of any kind. The picture used in this post was not taken as the actual accident scene.