Houston, TX (June 3, 2021) – Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office have released further details after a young child died and another child sustained serious injuries in a major crash that occurred on Wednesday morning, June 2.
A 3-year-old girl died at the hospital and two others, involving a 4-month-old baby, sustained serious injuries after the two-vehicle crash, which occurred on the Eastex Freeway near Laura Koppe Road. Initial reports state that a 23-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Traverse was traveling northbound on the freeway and stopped in an attempt to avoid a piece of metal pallet debris blocking a lane. A lost load was dropped on the highway about 10 minutes before the wreck.
The woman attempted to drive around the pallet, but a green Ford Taurus rear-ended her, causing both vehicles to spin out. Medics rushed the 3-year-old in the Traverse to Texas Children’s Hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival. A 4-month-old baby girl in the Traverse was also transported to Texas Children’s and is currently listed in critical condition.
The driver of the Taurus, identified as a 79-year-old man, was taken to a hospital with a broken leg, as well as various cuts and bruises. Investigators say that they haven’t found the truck involved in the lost load incident.
No citations have been issued yet, and the investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Houston Car Crash Fatalities
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.
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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