Houston, TX (January 2, 2020) – An automobile accident that seriously injured two young boys took place on South Braeswood Street near South Rice in Houston this past Tuesday, December 29. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m.
According to the Houston Police Department, the accident was caused by the boys’ father who was identified as Forrest Burgess, 25. He was traveling on South Braeswood at speeds over 100 miles per hour while his one and three-year-old sons were in the back seat without car seats.
An officer who was using radar to check speeds spotted Burgess’ vehicle and attempted to catch up with it, but was unable to do so. Burgess crashed his vehicle into a tree shortly after losing the officer. Burgess along with his two sons all suffered serious injuries in the accident.
The one-year-old child is currently in critical condition and was expected to be taken in for surgery.
Burgess is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a weapon. No further information concerning the circumstances of the crash has been released to the public at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to everyone involved in this accident in Houston. We hope for their full recoveries.
Automobile Accidents in Houston
Traffic accidents in Houston happen every single day, multiple times per day. Houston is one of the most heavily populated areas in the United States, which may be a contributing factor to why so many traffic accidents take place there. In 2018, someone was injured by a traffic accident in Houston approximately once every two minutes. This is equal to an injury being sustained about 12 times per day.
Being injured in an accident in Texas can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience. You may, after the fact, be faced with debilitating pain and suffering depending on the circumstances of your accident. In the event that you are under the impression that your crash was caused by the negligence of another person, contacting a Houston personal injury attorney may be your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation for your injuries.
Financial compensation in a car crash caused by negligence may be collected for economic and non-economic damages such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, among others. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash in Texas, contact the law office of Williams Hart & Boundas in order to be connected with a reputable and skilled car accident attorney in Houston. An attorney will be able to inform you of your legal right toward the collection of just financial compensation to cover any damages that you may have dealt with due to your recent crash. Call our law firm at 713-999-6945 as soon as possible in order to inquire about collecting financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
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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 at the actual accident scene.