Houston, TX (December 6, 2020) – An elderly woman lost her life in a car accident involving four vehicles on the Southwest Freeway on Sunday, according to authorities.
The woman, whose name has not been released at this time, was traveling near the 7600 block of the Southwest Freeway in her Toyota sedan at approximately 1:00 p.m. on December 6 where lanes were tapered down by construction crews. A driver in a black SUV struck the woman from behind, which caused a chain reaction and two other vehicles then crashed.
No other injuries were reported to have resulted from the accident. The elderly woman, who was the sole occupant of the Toyota, was pronounced at the scene of the collision by responding medical professionals. Crash investigators are under the impression that the SUV crashed into the Toyota at a very high speed according to the property damage that occurred as a result of the collision.
The area of the Southwest Freeway where the accident took place was closed for a period of time while first responders were present at the accident scene. No other information concerning the details of the crash has been released at the current time. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to everyone involved in this injury crash. An ongoing accident investigation is currently underway.
Car Crashes in Houston
Injury accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas take place thousands of times per year, injuring and sometimes ending the lives of thousands of people. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over 12,000 serious car accidents that resulted in injury in Texas in 2018. Of those accidents, 14,937 people were injured and over 3,000 lost their lives.
Unfortunately, almost all of the 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, carelessness, 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 traffic accident, contacting a Houston personal injury lawyer may be your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses that may have resulted from your recent crash. If you believe 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 collect financial compensation to cover things like outstanding medical bills and funeral costs.
The seasoned and skilled attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas in Houston, Texas have been successfully helping injured crash victims and their families collect the financial compensation they deserve since 1983. 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.