A Mazda RX-8 slammed into a tree in an early-morning crash near Webster sending two people to the hospital on Tuesday. According to the Houston Police Department, the car was travelling eastbound on El Dorado Boulevard. The male driver lost control and struck a curb near Zabolio Drive. The car then careened off the road, eventually striking a tree. The female passenger who was riding in the vehicle was pinned under the dashboard. Firefighters were called to the scene to extract her from the wreckage. Both the driver and the passenger were sent to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities have not stated whether alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Accidents can happen at any time and every year, millions of people in the United States are injured in motor vehicle crashes. It is important for drivers to remember to not only refrain from drinking and driving, but also to remember to drive at safe rates of speed. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, give us a call. Serious injuries, the death of a loved one and the pain and suffering caused by the negligent behavior of others behind the wheel is a price that you shouldn’t have to pay. You need the services of a lawyer who will fight for the compensation that you entitled to by law and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Expenses such as medical costs and long term care or the tragedy of funeral expenses can quickly add up. We are here to help you. Your initial consultation with one of our lawyers is strictly confidential and carries no cost or obligation to you.