• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: September 2021

Houston, TX (9/12/2021) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler left two people dead Sunday morning in southwest Houston.

One Killed, Two Hospitalized in Gregg County Wreck

The accident happened on the southbound main lanes of the Southwest Freeway around 5 a.m. near West Bellfort. A vehicle was headed north in the southbound lanes when it clipped an oncoming 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler lost control, went off the freeway over a barrier wall, and onto the feeder below. The truck burst into flames. 

The driver of the vehicle headed the wrong way and the driver of the 18-wheeler were both killed at the scene.

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

Head-On Collision Lawyers

Head-on collisions are more severe than minor fender benders or other types of car accidents. The injuries that result from head-on collisions are often serious and require immediate medical attention. The most common head-on accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, and many more.

According to the FHWA, in the United States, WWD crashes result in 300 to 400 people killed each year on average, representing approximately 1 percent of the total number of traffic related fatalities that occur annually. Although this is a small percent, these crashes have the deadliest consequences. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident with a wrong-way driver, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: ABC 13

About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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