Houston, TX (April 27, 2021) – According to officers with the Harris County Police Department, a 55-year-old man was killed in a truck accident on the Fred Hartman Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, April 27.
Officials said that the deadly collision occurred shortly before 4:00 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Highway 146. The accident involved a black pickup truck that appeared to be nearly destroyed beneath the rear end of an 18-wheeler truck.
Authorities said that the investigation lasted nearly five hours, and all lanes were closed until close to 9:00 p.m. The identity of the man killed has not been released, however.
The events leading up to the collision are still under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Traffic Accidents in Houston
Injuries from car accidents in Houston and across Texas take place thousands of times per year. These injuries sometimes end the lives of thousands of people. 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:
These are the three most common forms of driver negligence found to cause car 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 personal injury lawyer. Doing so may be your best bet to receive full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. If you believe that your family member’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence; contact a Houston wrongful death attorney for information. We can assist you with collecting financial compensation to cover things like outstanding medical bills and funeral costs.
Since 1983 our seasoned and skilled attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have successfully helped 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 our clients’ legal rights. We negotiate on behalf of our clients for fair financial compensation from insurance companies and other sources.
Call the law firm of Williams Hart & Boundas at 713-999-6945 to find out whether you qualify for financial compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your recent accident, we will work to get you fair compensation. We work on a contingency fee basis. What this 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.