Six-Vehicle Accident Leaves One Person Dead, Three injured in Northeast Houston
Written by Greg on October 24, 2018
An accident involving six vehicles ended with one person killed and three hospitalized. The accident occurred at the intersection of Bring Hurst Street and Liberty Road. A white pickup truck that was allegedly speeding crashed into the back of a Lincoln that was stopped at the red light. The force sent the Lincoln into oncoming traffic and it collided head-on with a truck. The pickup then hit into the back of another vehicle.
The pickup then entered the intersection where it was clipped by another vehicle that was traveling on Liberty with a green light. Both the driver and passenger of the pickup truck were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to the hospital along with others who were also injured. The man’s condition is unknown. Police are investigating the crash and will determine whether alcohol played a role.
Alcohol Plays a Role in Many Texas Accidents
Although it is illegal to drive while intoxicated, accidents statistics show that alcohol plays a role in many Texas accidents. The legal drinking limit to drive in Texas is 0.08% blood alcohol concentration. When someone is found to have a BAC of 0.08% or higher, he or she is considered to be driving while intoxicated, DWI.
According to statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT, an accident involving alcohol occurs about every 20 minutes in the state. DWI is not only illegal, but it is also negligent. If someone drives with alcohol or drug impairment, that person knows that he or she could cause an accident that could physically harm or kill another person. In this accident, the driver who allegedly caused the crash is recovering in the hospital and may face criminal charges if he was found to have been impaired.
What to do After an Accident
If you are involved in an accident with another driver, it is important to call the police immediately. The police will investigate, review the accident scene, and talk to witnesses to determine what happened. You should seek medical attention right away, even if you initially do not feel injured. Some injuries may not appear until later and they could worsen without treatment.
You may be contacted by a representative for the negligent driver’s insurance company. If contacted, the adjuster will want a recorded statement from you about the wreck and your injuries. It is often best to hold off talking to the insurance company until you first speak with an experienced Houston personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will be able to assist in the negotiation process and will fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you are offered a settlement, do not agree to it until you discuss the matter with an attorney and make sure the offer is fair. The insurance company will often try to provide the lowest payment possible, and it may not be reasonable to pay for all of your injuries and associated damages such as lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a vehicle accident, contact our experienced Houston car accident attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm for a free case consultation.