Houston, TX (September 20, 2021) – A fatal car crash occurred in Central Southwest Houston that took the life of a teenage girl on the evening of Friday, September 17. The Houston Police Department along with paramedics and fire crews were called to the scene to investigate and assist those involved.
According to reports concerning the incident, the 16-year-old female, who has not been identified at this time, reportedly lost her life when the Dodge Cobalt she was riding in collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The wreck happened at 13900 Buffalo Speedway in the vicinity of Darlinghurst Drive at approximately 6:40 p.m., sources say.
The truck was traveling north on the Buffalo Speedway near Darlinghurst when the Cobalt attempted to cross into the northbound lanes. As the vehicle was pulling out, the truck spun out of control for reasons still under police investigation.
The force of the impact sent the pickup truck over a curb and into the median of the road where it collided with several trees. Preliminary investigations reveal that speed may have played a factor in the two-car crash.
The Buffalo Speedway was closed in both directions for an extended period of time on the 17th while police and other emergency responders worked at the crash scene. Authorities continue to investigate the details of the wreck.
Our thoughts are with those involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car Wrecks in Houston
Car accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas happen thousands of times per year, causing injuries to thousands of people and taking the lives of thousands more. In 2018, one person lost their life every two hours and 24 minutes in Texas due to a Texas car accident. One person sustained injuries approximately every two minutes and seven seconds, and a reportable accident took place every 58 seconds.
Being injured in an accident in Texas can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience. You may 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.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Houston
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 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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