Houston, TX (November 24, 2021) – A woman was killed when the Uber she was riding in was hit from behind on Saturday, November 20th near Newcastle.
According to Houston police, 39-year-old Misty Holley was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Lancer, rideshare vehicle when it began having mechanical issues in a moving lane of traffic on the Southwest Freeway.
While the driver was stopped, a truck crashed into the back of the vehicle. Holley died on impact.
The 50-year-old Uber driver was transported to a local hospital with broken ribs.
The 30-year-old truck driver was unharmed.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Misty Holley, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Car accidents in Houston and throughout Texas take place thousands of times every year, leaving thousands of victims badly injured and cutting short the lives of thousands more. In 2018, one person was killed statewide every two hours in a car accident. One person sustained injuries roughly every two minutes, and an accident was reported every 58 seconds.
Being injured in a Texas car accident can be an anxiety-inducing and painful experience. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have to endure debilitating pain and suffering. If 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.
Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
In the event that you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover things like funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, among others. Contact the law office of Williams Hart in order to be connected with a reputable and skilled wrongful death attorney in Texas.
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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