Shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, a westbound pickup truck slammed into the back of an automobile on the North Loop near N. Durham, sending the driver of the car and his female passenger to the hospital. Houston Police Department officers say that the pickup truck slammed into the back of the slower moving Monte Carlo. The force of the impact was great enough to crush the rear of the car, pinning the driver and passenger in the front.
Firefighters were called to the scene to free them from the wreckage. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the hospital while the passenger is listed in stable condition. The driver of the pickup truck sustained only minor injuries. Houston Police Department officers say that they have been given conflicting statements by witnesses regarding the rate of speed of either vehicle. Officers further state that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Currently the driver of the pickup truck is not facing charges.
Sometimes sorting out just who is at fault in an accident that occurs on a busy highway can be a challenge. It is a good idea to hire an attorney, especially when there are injuries or even death involved in a collision. Even if there are no charges involved at the scene of the accident, does not mean that there might not be charges filed after investigators examine the case more thoroughly.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and live in the Houston area, give our offices a call and speak to one of our attorneys. They will carefully listen to all of the details of your specific case and they will be straightforward about what your options are. Your lawyer will be highly experienced with similar cases and will be able to offer you sound advice. They will prepare your case so that you are certain to get the maximum compensation for your losses. These can include medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, pain and suffering. The attorneys in our offices have argued thousands of cases in the Houston area. Don’t wait, find out your best course of action and give us a call today.