Houston, TX (August 15, 2021) – At least one person sustained injuries in an auto accident that was reported on the afternoon of August 15 in Houston. According to reports, the wreck occurred at around 1:49 p.m. when two or more vehicles collided on the Katy Freeway.
Sources indicate that the crash occurred in the 3400 block of the Katy Freeway near Cortlandt Street. Few details are currently available concerning the nature of the wreck, however, injuries were reported to have taken place.
One or more people required treatment at the scene by paramedics. Those with extensive injuries were transported from the scene to local medical centers for care as necessary.
Traffic delays were observed in the area while crews worked to secure the crash site. Authorities have not identified the victims at this time as police in Houston continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Nothing further has been reported at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved in hopes of a full recovery.
Vehicle Accidents in Houston
Injury-causing accidents take place thousands of times every year in Texas, injuring and sometimes ending the lives of several thousand victims. As reported by the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were over 12,000 critical car accidents that resulted in injury in Houston alone. Of those accidents, 14,937 people were injured. On average, more than 3,500 people are killed in traffic accidents across the state of Texas every year.
Statistics recently gathered concerning the most common causes of traffic accidents in the US found that about 94% of the car crashes that take place are the result of driver recklessness, carelessness, or negligence. This means that almost all of the accidents that happen in the US could be prevented with increased mindfulness and care on the part of drivers.
Currently, the three most common forms of driver negligence found to cause car accidents in Houston are speeding, intoxication, and distraction. If you are under the impression that you or someone you love has been injured in a Houston road accident caused by driver negligence, contacting a Houston personal injury lawyer may be your best bet in order to obtain full and fair financial remuneration for your injuries and losses that may have resulted from your recent accident. If you feel that the death of your family member was the result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Houston wrongful death attorney for information concerning how you can obtain financial compensation to cover things like outstanding medical bills and funeral costs.
Since 1983, the skilled and experienced attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas in Houston, Texas have been successfully helping injured crash victims and their families collect the financial compensation they deserve. For decades, our personal injury law firm in Houston has been protecting and preserving the legal rights of our clients by negotiating just financial compensation amounts from insurance companies and other sources.
Call the law firm of Williams Hart & Boundas at 713-999-6945 in order to find out whether you qualify for financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your recent accident. We work on a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing unless you are able to collect financial compensation. Call us at your earliest convenience.
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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.