• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: May 2019

4-year-old-dies-car-falls-off-san-jacinto-river-bridgeHouston, TX (May 22, 2019) – A four-year-old child involved in a major collision died at the San Jacinto River Bridge in East Houston.

The crash happened around 7:00 a.m. near Interstate 10 East and Lynchburg.

A car and an 18-wheeler were both traveling westbound on the East Freeway, when the big rig changed lanes and hit the car.

The vehicle was pushed over the guardrail and landed upside down on the embankment below.

The child, Bridgett Bonilla, was not properly restrained and was confirmed dead at the scene.

The parents, 35-year-old Jorge Alejandro Bonilla and 24-year-old Carmen Madrid survived the accident. Mr. Bonilla was trapped in the vehicle and had to be flown by LifeFlight to a hospital. Ms. Madrid was not injured.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured and remained on the scene to work with authorities.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in ten days.

Our hearts and condolences go out to the family.  If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KHOU

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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