Houston, TX (October 4, 2022) – Three people were sent to the hospital at the result of a wrong-way driver Monday evening.
Officials on the scene said a person driving a black truck was traveling the wrong way without any lights. The driver ran a light near 1999 Allen Parkway, where they struck a white SUV head-on.
Police say the collision caused the SUB to be pushed roughly 30 yards.
Among the three individuals taken to the hospital, two were in the truck and one was from the SUV. The condition of the three individuals was not made immediately clear.
Wrong-way collisions are the reason many people suffer injuries or end up killed. 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 fatalities since they usually occur at high speeds.
When these kinds of wrongful fatalities occur, it’s important to seek a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer. They have the resources necessary to help you after your accident, and if your case happens to go to trial, they’ll be able to rightfully represent you and your case. The families of the drivers may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. The family may be compensated for damages such as funeral expenses, medical costs, and emotional distress.
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
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