Houston, TX (June 14, 2021) – A woman died in a car crash on Sunday, June 14th, and three of the drivers involved are all suspected of being under the influence.
The accident took place when a car spun out of control after colliding with another vehicle and was left disabled in the middle of the northbound lanes of I-45 North Freeway at West Road.
The victim, thought to be a passenger in one of those two vehicles, was struck by a Mazda when she exited her car.
All three drivers were assessed by Houston police officers and are believed to have been impaired when the accident occurred.
Two of the three drivers were transported to area hospitals with non-critical injuries.
The identity of the fatal victim has not been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Houston
As one of the most populated cities in Texas, Houston sees more motor vehicle accidents than any other city in the Lone Star State. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that there were roughly 47,585 car accidents in Houston in 2012. Of those accidents, 176 were fatal, ending in 193 fatalities. Sadly, a large percentage of these accidents are caused by driver negligence.
If you or a member of your family has been hurt in a Houston car accident, seeking the guidance of a Houston car crash lawyer is in your best interest. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover things like lost income, outstanding medical bills, and more. Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium may also be covered depending on the circumstances of your collision.
Reach out to the personal injury lawyers in Houston at Williams Hart & Boundas at 512-968-0051 in the event that you or someone you love has sustained injuries or lost their life in a car crash that was caused by the negligence of another person. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless you are awarded full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and incurred losses.
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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.