Richmond, TX (July 12, 2021) – Sheriff’s deputies from Fort Bend County are investigating an accident that killed two adults and a toddler in Richmond on Friday, July 9th.
Deputies were notified at about 1:15 a.m. of a crash between two vehicles on Westpark Tollway in the area of FM 1464.
An Audi SUV with what investigators believe was a woman trapped inside. based on the vehicle’s registration, was completely engulfed in flames. By the time fire crews arrived, the fire was spreading to the second vehicle; a sedan that deputies said was going the wrong way.
The driver of the sedan, a 28-year-old male, and the driver of the Audi, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said the 2-year-old nephew of the wrong-way driver had been in the sedan during the accident and was unrestrained. The child was given CPR as he was airlifted to Texas Medical Center, where he passed away.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Head-On Car Accidents in Richmond
A head-on car crash, also known as a wrong-way accident, is a phrase associated with contact between the front-ends of two motor vehicles heading in opposite directions. This kind of collision has the greatest odds of leaving its victims with severe or even deadly injuries. The amount of force that is typically exerted during this kind of collision is extreme and the reason head-on collisions accounted for almost 30% of all fatal traffic accidents in 2017.
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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