A crash early Monday sent one woman to the hospital and left a utility pole snapped in two this week. According to Houston police, officers were called to Sands Point Drive near Tarnef Drive on the southwest side around 3:30 a.m. A woman driving a Lexus sedan lost control of her vehicle. The car went off of the road and struck a utility pole. The impact of the vehicle split the pole, however, the power lines kept the broken portion of it from hitting the ground. The driver of the vehicle was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Drivers face numerous hazards every day. Accidents can happen because of their own negligence or that of other drivers. Other factors that can contribute to serious accidents are equipment failure, or even hazardous road conditions. Slick conditions caused by severe weather or poorly maintained roads can make a seemingly routine drive into a harrowing experience. Sometimes utility companies such as electric, telecommunications or cable companies do not properly maintain poles. A rotten pole or one that has too high of a load for its size can snap off and injury those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you or a loved one has suffered from an accident involving a utility pole or in any other sort of personal injury or accident, we can help. Your lawsuit can potentially help you with medical costs, higher rates of insurance, lost time from being off of work and pain and suffering. Our lawyers will discuss your lawsuit with you. We often hire our own team of experts and investigators to determine liability. Call us today. Your initial consultation is free.