When a loved one is lost in a car accident, it can completely devastate every member of the family. Those left behind are often left with an overwhelming sense of loss as they struggle to find answers and to put their lives back together again.
A 22-year old woman was killed and two children were injured in a three-vehicle crash that happened in southeast Houston on Wednesday.
According to the Houston Police Department, the collision occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 137000 block of Scarsdale.
The unidentified woman was driving her black Kia Forte at a high rate of speed. Her vehicle struck the back of a gray Honda. The driver of the Kia then veered into the path of traffic travelling the opposite direction. It was then that her vehicle struck a white Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Emergency crews transported the driver of the Kia to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Two children were passengers in the Kia and were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Also injured in the crash was a 34-year-old man who had been driving the pickup truck. He was taken to Memorial Hermann hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.
A 39-year-old man who had been driving the Honda that was rear-ended in the crash was treated at the scene and released.
An area resident said that the area where the accident occurred is poorly lit and is unsafe. Questions have arisen as to why the problem has not yet been addressed by the city.
It may take a while before investigators determine the cause of this. A good car accident attorney can take the known facts into an accident and examine all additional causes that the accident report might not reflect.
When an accident happens on a road that was poorly maintained, poorly designed or poorly lit, these factors could have a bearing on your car accident lawsuit.
If you live in Houston and you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, contact our offices today. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other expenses such as medical costs, long term treatment, time off of work, disability, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.
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