Man Falls from Overpass After Wreck
A man has fallen to his death from a highway overpass in southeast Houston Sunday morning.
According to authorities, the 58-year-old man struck a highway concrete barrier as he was driving on the overpass connecting South Sam Houston Toll way and Gulf Freeway.
The Houston Police Department said that witnesses state the man got out of his tan Honda Accord, walked a short distance and then fell from the overpass.
Officers found a 64-year-old female passenger inside the car at the scene of the accident. However, she didn’t witness the fall of the driver. She was sent to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Most of people who drive on Texas freeways will get to and from their destinations without incident. Even under the best conditions, accidents can happen. Because of the rate of speed and the size of many vehicles that travel on an Interstate, freeway or high speed roadway, accidents can be very dangerous to those who are involved in them.
It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians to walk on freeways, even in the case of emergencies. It is also illegal in the state of Texas for pedestrians, bicyclists and even horses to be on those types of roadways. Unfortunately, however, pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and even death.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, having an experienced attorney on your side is important. Determining liability is an essential element of successfully handling any personal injury claim. Our attorneys will work with experts in order to establish fault and liability in freeway collisions.
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